The electrification of vehicles is driving new innovations, and this is evident on the second-generation Nissan Leaf. Not only does it have 60% more battery capacity (but still bearing the same dimensions) and travels further per charge (over 300 km), there’s now a new ‘way’ to drive a car while reclaiming energy at the same time.
Nissan calls it e-Pedal and it’s ingenious not because it unlocks the theory of space-time continuum, but how simple it is to use and to adapt to. Flip a switch and you can modulate speed and come to a standstill using just one pedal, even when the car is on a slope or going downhill. The best part is it’ll take very little time to get used to the e-Pedal operation, and if you don’t like it, just switch it off.
Find out how GC got on with the new Nissan Leaf on its media drive, how its 150 hp electric motor conquered a 333 hp and 363 Nm 3.7-litre V6 of the Nissan 370Z Roadster in a drag race.