My 1994 US Electricar truck will come to a full stop under regen
only if the road is not flat, it will then continue to creep against
the regen braking, since it does not engage the friction brake
unless I press the brake pedal.
Apparently the Smart Braking System in the Leaf (which is present in all models
has been expanded in control to engage when the Leaf comes to a regen-stop with
1-pedal driving, so it will hold on an incline after regen braking.
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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.
> On November 2, 2017 at 2:55 AM brucedp5 via EV <email@example.com> 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'
> Why Future Cars Will Only Have One Pedal
> 30/10/2017 Robert Bright, commercial tech writer
> 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
> “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]
> 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 ...
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> Driving Jul 24, 2017 - You'll Drive Electric Cars With One Pedal.
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> underway, and first deliveries due ...
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