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One can drive the new Nissan Leaf with a single pedal

One can drive the new Nissan Leaf with a single pedal”

Brian Maragno, director of electric vehicle marketing for Nissan in the USA, said the 2018 Leaf will start at $29,990 before a $7,500 federal tax credit, an important price point to current Leaf owners, many of whom will come back as repeat buyers.

Reed says Nissan North America, which has 1,200 engineers at its technical center in suburban Detroit, played a vital role in developing and advocating for the e-Pedal feature in the new Leaf.

Most anyone who has driven a modern electric auto acknowledges that they are fun to drive with solid ride and handling and the kind of pickup from a standing start that can match a good old-fashioned muscle vehicle. Let's take a look. So the EV market is expanding, but many new-car buyers can't wait a year or more for a vehicle to become available. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its zero-emissions vehicle in the US late Tuesday.

George Peterson, president of AutoPacific, an automotive marketing research firm, told Consumer Reports the new Leaf has only one chance to make a good first impression.

Cllr Watson said: "Nissan's phenomenal success in Sunderland would not have been possible without the highlyskilled and hard-working people it employs".

The interior is well-furnished but somewhat conservative by electric-car standards. As with Tesla, they're not really pushing to hit insane targets, what they're doing is creating a market.

The new Leaf's infotainment touchscreen, for example, will be familiar from other Nissans, while the round drive control unit has been carried over from the previous model.

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At its heart, the 2018 Leaf's electric powertrain has been upgraded.

The Nissan Leaf 2018 has been tested in various countries and the numbers of its milage are different due to traffic and conditions of the streets. Nissan calls it the "ProPILOT Assist" system, and it offers limited self-driving capabilities in highway driving situations.

The new vehicle also debuts Nissan's new driver assist system called ProPilot, with assists drivers with autonomous parking, as well as highway driving through the use of adaptive cruise control and lane keeping. "But during the launch period of the second generation Leaf, it won't be available and those months are when its image and reputation are established". Toyota Motor Corp. has been more aggressive about gas-electric hybrids, exemplified in its hit Prius model, and is expanding to plug-in hybrids, as well as hydrogen-powered vehicles. It also adopts a number of new technologies for the brand, including ProPilot autonomous driving functionality.

The newly-launched Nissan 2018 Leaf is equipped with advanced technology.

The new Leaf is 448cm long, 179cm wide and 153cm high, meaning it's 4cm longer, 2cm wider and 2cm lower than its predecessor.

While the Bolt and Model 3 promise range of at least 220 miles (354 km), the new Leaf with its 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is projected to drive up to 150 miles (241 km) with a full charge. The Tesla Model 3 starts at $35,000 before extras or incentives while the Chevrolet Bolt costs around $37,000, with both cars sporting longer battery range than the 240 kilometres for the new Leaf's entry offering.



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