Nissan Leaf makes global debut - Is lighter, greener, faster

2018 Nissan Leaf Leaves Fans Sweating Over E-Pedal

2018 Nissan Leaf Leaves Fans Sweating Over E-Pedal

Nissan says the 2018 Leaf will go on sale in all 50 USA states in early 2018.

While the boost in range by almost 50 percent to 150 miles from the previous 107 is significant, Nissan is promising a longer-range (and more expensive) Leaf by 2019.

The Leaf also introduces new, innovative technologies that the Bolt and Tesla have made synonymous with EVs like single-pedal driving (Nissan calls it the e-Pedal) and autonomous driving capability.

Daniele Schillaci, who oversees Nissan's electric vehicle business, said that the new Leaf would overcome range anxiety in most markets and that customers care less about range than many believe.

The ProPILOT system offers autonomous single-lane driving, controlling the steering, accelerating and braking once activated, while the ProPILOT Park is a fully-fledged system that will help drivers park automatically, controlling acceleration, brakes, handling, shift charging and parking brakes.

Nissan Motor, the maker of the Leaf electric vehicle, is aiming to more than double annual deliveries after the revamped model starts hitting showrooms starting next month.

It will go sale in Japan from October 2. In Japan, where the new Leaf will go on sale first, Nissan executives estimate that most drivers will only need to charge the auto once a week.

The new Leaf will be available in Japan next month while it will hit the United States and Canadian markets in 2018. "It also has the core competency of future Nissan models".

At the same time, the charging infrastructure needed to recharge the batteries of an EV has steadily expanded, particularly in the key markets.

Nissan Leaf comes with a 40kWh battery and it takes 16 hours of charging at 3kW and 8 hours at 6kW. As you press down on the accelerator or release pressure, the vehicle will go faster, slow down, or come to a halt completely.

After teasing us for weeks, Nissan has finally unveiled the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf. The Japanese carmaker said it would offer higher priced model, with more power and range, next year.

The news here is, of course, the Leaf's power. "But the Leaf has price and manufacturing capacity on its side".

Another driver aid is Nissan's e-Pedal which allows for one-pedal driving.

The new Nissan LEAF will be on sale in Europe from January 2018.

A big headline of the update is the new e-Pedal.

There's a new smartphone app to keep an eye on your charge and find EV charging stations, TFT instruments and even the ability to power your home with excess charge in the Leaf, or even sell it back to the grid.

ProPilot is part of a wider safety suite that also includes autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, rear cross traffic alert and an emergency assistance if you hit the wrong pedal.

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