That is really funny!  An amazing amount of breathless hype.

Bottom line, the new Leaf will have the same driving style as a Tesla.

The only difference in what they describe and Tesla's implementation is under 4 
mph.  Tesla turns off regeneration at 4 mph, while the Leaf will fully stop.

Mike

> On November 2, 2017 at 2:55 AM brucedp5 via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 'So the e-Pedal, isn’t an add-on you pay extra thousands of Euros for, it’s
> available at entry-level on the new Nissan LEAF, so it’s about bringing this
> excitement to everyone'
> 
> http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/why-future-cars-will-only-have-one-pedal_uk_59d22dbae4b06791bb11cf23
> Why Future Cars Will Only Have One Pedal
> 30/10/2017  Robert Bright, commercial tech writer
> 
> [image  
> http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/59d783882d00009c17308faf.jpeg
> e-Pedal tech
> ]
> 
> How innovative technology will change the way we drive forever.
> 
> When the new Nissan LEAF first hit the roads back in 2010, it took electric
> vehicles from a niche interest into a mainstream reality, going on to become
> the world’s best-selling EV.
> 
> Owners have found it to be a great all-rounder. Its green credentials may
> have been why people bought the car initially, but it’s clear from surveys
> that what surprised so many was the performance, especially the rapid
> acceleration and fantastic handling, which went to make it such a fun car to
> drive.
> 
> Its latest incarnation, due to launch in Europe in January 2018, is set to
> revolutionise our automotive landscape once again. Where the original LEAF
> radically altered our assumptions about the kind of car we drive, this new
> version will transform the way in which we drive.
> 
> Why? Because when you’re driving you’ll no longer be moving your right foot
> from accelerator to brake and back again. Instead, thanks to the e-Pedal,
> your foot will stay planted in exactly the same spot to execute both
> actions.
> 
> New Nissan LEAF with e-Pedal technology
> 
> How does the e-Pedal work?
> 
> Francesco Giacalone, Nissan Europe’s electric vehicle product Marketing
> director, knows this radical new technology intimately, and he explains how
> it works.
> 
> “It’s extremely simple really,” he says. “With a normal car, to slow down
> you need to move from accelerator to brake, then back to the accelerator to
> speed up again. With the e-Pedal you push down on the pedal to accelerate
> and ease off to brake. You can even bring the car to a complete stop by
> removing your foot sharply.”
> 
> The new Nissan LEAF does still come with a brake pedal, of course, although
> this is only used when the driver wants to brake more aggressively or come
> to an emergency stop. The e-Pedal is activated by a switch on the central
> dashboard, and the chances are you’ll keep it in this mode for most of your
> driving.
> 
> What are the advantages of the e-Pedal?
> 
> “One of the biggest advantages of the new e-Pedal is it improves the
> efficiency of the LEAF’s regenerative technology,” says Francesco. “With a
> fully electric powertrain you can exploit both brake and regenerative energy
> in the smoothest possible way.”
> 
> Regenerative technology is where, under braking or deceleration, energy
> created by the car’s movement is ‘recycled’ and sent back to recharge the
> battery. Regenerative braking has been around for a long time, and in the
> previous LEAF the B Mode further enhanced the car’s regenerative capacities.
> 
> “The e-Pedal is an evolution of the B Mode,” says Francesco. “When you lift
> your foot off the accelerator, the car is already in braking mode, so it
> automatically maximises the regeneration through braking. Previously, you
> would be switching back and forth between accelerator and brake pedal and
> would lose some regenerative capacity that way. Now you exploit 100 percent
> of it.”
> 
> Getting used to the e-Pedal
> 
> What about getting used to using the e-Pedal? Given we’re so familiar with
> using two pedals (in an automatic) or three pedals (in a manual), won’t our
> feet be fumbling around in the foot well after a pedal we no longer need?
> 
> “The feedback we get from testing is that once you’ve driven for about 15
> minutes with this system, you’re all set,” says Francesco. “After that point
> it becomes the way you want to drive. For me it’s like going from using an
> old smartphone with the full keyboard to a smartphone with a totally digital
> touchscreen. Once you try the touchscreen, you won’t want to go back to the
> older technology.”
> New Nissan LEAF
> 
> What change will the e-Pedal make to everyday driving?
> 
> The e-Pedal is particularly useful in stop-start traffic says Francesco. “In
> commuting you might drive for 100 meters then brake, then drive for 20
> meters then brake and so on – this shifting back and forth between
> accelerator and brake is happening a lot.
> 
> “In tests Nissan undertook with nearly a thousand drivers using the e-Pedal
> on their everyday journeys, what we discovered is that this back and forth
> action between accelerator and brake is reduced by a massive 90 percent.”
> 
> There will be major advantages to people who use cars on a professional
> basis, like taxi drivers or people who use the vehicles for deliveries and
> so on. “Driving this way becomes much more smooth, fluid and natural,” says
> Francesco. “It makes driving much less stressful, and for anyone who’s job
> means they have to spend hours driving around towns and cities, it will be a
> massive benefit.”
> 
> What else can we look forward to from the e-Pedal?
> 
> Electric vehicles are often criticised by petrol heads for lacking driver
> involvement, but the e-Pedal will turn that assumption on its head,
> according to Francesco.
> 
> “On fun, winding roads where there is little traffic, using the e-Pedal
> almost feels like motorbike-style driving, making the car more sporty. When
> you approach a corner you lift your foot off the accelerator to brake – the
> braking uses an intelligent system that regulates the brakes and wheels –
> then without removing your foot from the pedal you can start to accelerate
> out of the corner. It’s a safe, fun drive that delivers excitement.”
> 
> The new Nissan LEAF’s battery pack sits low in the chassis, so this also
> helps the car hug the road, while the new, sleeker design reduces drag and
> lift on the car, giving it even more stickiness on the road for that
> sportier experience, should you want it. So, the fun driving characteristics
> that so surprised buyers of the original LEAF are not only still there,
> they’ve been taken to a whole new level.
> 
> “Nissan’s commitment is to constantly innovate but to make this innovation
> available to as many customers as possible,” concludes Francesco. “So the
> e-Pedal, isn’t an add-on you pay extra thousands of Euros for, it’s
> available at entry-level on the new Nissan LEAF, so it’s about bringing this
> excitement to everyone.” 
> [© 2017 Oath]
> 
> 
> 
> [dated]
> www.bbc.com/news/technology-41170144
> Nissan Leaf electric car goes further with one-pedal driving - BBC News
> Sep 6, 2017 - Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling
> Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car
> market. ... Other updates include a new one-pedal driving system,
> auto-parking tech and a more modern design. More than 283,000 Leaf cars have
> been ...
> ...
> https://www.wired.com/story/look-ma-no-brake-youll-drive-electric-cars-with-one-pedal/
> Forget the Brake. Electric Cars Mean One Pedal Driving
> Jul 24, 2017 - You'll Drive Electric Cars With One Pedal. Nissan. With the
> production of Tesla's mass-market Model 3 now underway, and first deliveries
> due ...
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