Meet the 2018 Nissan Leaf
The newest electric Leaf has autonomous driving features plus a single pedal that can act as the brake and accelerator.
New Leaf Nissan is hoping to tempt drivers with its latest iteration of the 2018 Nissan Leaf: an electric car that can go 150 miles (43 miles further than the current Leaf) plus it's conservatively priced at just shy of $30,000. The car also packs in some autonomous driving features with Nissan's ProPilot, a tool that help keep cars in their lane, while adjusting the speed depending on cars in front. But the feature is not meant for hands-free driving: Nissan wants drivers to keep hands glued to the steering wheel.
Another element, which may—or may not—appeal to drivers, is the option of using Nissan's new e-Pedal with this Leaf. The pedal serves as both an accelerator and brake. To move the car, drivers push down on the gas pedal and to stop they just lift their foot up slowly. A brake pedal still exists in the car, which can be used for stopping short.
Nissan unveiled its newest car during a live broadcast from Tokyo and Las Vegas. The car is expected to go on sale early next year, in 2018.
The new Nissan Leaf has autonomous driving features plus Nissan's e-Pedal—a single brake+accelerator pedal—all priced under $30,000.
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