Nissan Leaf Driving Performance
The battery pack itself is mounted underneath the vehicle floor, and supplies power to an EM57 electric motor that drives the front wheels. The mill puts out 150 PS and 320 Nm of torque, which results in a zero to 100 km/h time of 7.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 km/h.
Easy Driving Using Only the Accelerator Pedal (e-Pedal)
The e-Pedal allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal.
For instant acceleration, press down hard on the accelerator pedal. Lift off the pedal and the e-Pedal mimics stepping on the brake pedal, allowing the vehicle to slow down and even come to a complete stop. By using only one pedal, tasks such as judging the distance between the car in front, decelerating and stopping when going downhill, and stopping for traffic lights, have been drastically simplified and become more convenient.
In stop-and-go city traffic, the e-Pedal greatly reduces the need to shift from one pedal to the other, making driving simpler and more comfortable. It even allows sporty driving on winding roads, making the process of driving more exciting.
Experience the powerful acceleration and throttle response of an EV.
Easing off the accelerator pedal creates a deceleration force (max 0.2G) comparable to stepping on the brake pedal. Thanks to its precise electronic motor management, the e-Pedal system can even deliver smooth automated deceleration while traveling downhill.
After the vehicle comes to a complete stop, the hydraulic brake system is automatically activated to keep the car stationary. The system can keep the car stopped on a slope (of up to approximately a 30-percent steepness grade) in uphill and downhill directions.
Like conventional vehicles, the brake lamps will light up when decelerating or stopping.