In this clip, watch Engineering Explained explain how one pedal driving works on a 2018 Nissan Leaf.
The tutorial is beautifully presented with a split-screen of the Leaf’s one-pedal operation and the second screen displaying the steering wheel.
It opens up with the narrator explaining compatible models and it works, describing how kinetic energy is transferred when accelerating and deaccelerating.
Releasing the pedal stops the vehicle stronger than traditional two-pedal setups. Rear brake lights also work as expected.
What do you think, is this a setup you could drive with? For everyday use, it seems like it might just be worth it for some folks.
But we could be wrong. You learn it one way, and it’s tough to change.