It sounds like the next-generation 2018 Nissan LEAF is to be equipped with a system that responds much like heavy regenerative braking does. It's called e-Pedal.

2018 Nissan LEAF

2018 Nissan LEAF

Nissan just released its latest "teaser" for the upcoming 2018 LEAF. The tease this time around is what the automaker refers to as e-Pedal. Nissan describes the technology as follows:

"With the flip of a switch, the technology turns your accelerator into an e-Pedal, allowing drivers to accelerate, decelerate and stop using just the e-Pedal*. e-Pedal technology is the world's first one-pedal operation that allows drivers to bring the car to a complete stop even on hills, stay in position, and resume driving instantly."

"Drivers can cover 90% of their driving needs with the e-Pedal, making the process of driving more exciting. In heavy traffic and during city commutes, drivers will greatly reduce the need to shift from one pedal to the other, making your drive simpler and more engaging."

Sure sounds like heavy regen, perhaps with a hold functionality. This will be welcome news to current LEAF owners who've often complained over the car's weak regenerative braking system. Seems like Nissan is listening to current LEAF owners.

Video demonstration via Nissan below.

Officially, the 2018 LEAF  is scheduled to make its debut on September 5th at a special event in Tokyo.  Production in the US starts in early December.

Check out or latest spy shots of the next-gen LEAF here.

Press blast below:

Simple things can be amazing

The new #Nissan #LEAF with e-Pedal premieres September 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan announced today that the widely anticipated new Nissan LEAF will come with e-Pedal, a revolutionary technology that transforms the way we drive.

With the flip of a switch, the technology turns your accelerator into an e-Pedal, allowing drivers to accelerate, decelerate and stop using just the e-Pedal*. e-Pedal technology is the world's first one-pedal operation that allows drivers to bring the car to a complete stop even on hills, stay in position, and resume driving instantly.

Drivers can cover 90% of their driving needs with the e-Pedal, making the process of driving more exciting. In heavy traffic and during city commutes, drivers will greatly reduce the need to shift from one pedal to the other, making your drive simpler and more engaging.

The e-Pedal technology represents another key milestone in Nissan's ongoing commitment to bring accessible, advanced driver assistance technologies to the mainstream. Set to make driving safer and more enjoyable, the development of these technologies is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company's blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.

By launching the Nissan LEAF, the world's first mass-market electric vehicle, Nissan established itself as pioneer in the EV movement. Today the Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling electric vehicle, with more than 277,000 sold worldwide.

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