The production of Nissan’s all-new LEAF is officially underway, and it will roll out of their plant in Sunderland, UK. The successor to the world's best-selling electric vehicle is slated to reach European customers in February 2018. Nissan’s latest LEAF has already won a few awards for its ‘Intelligent Mobility’, and this iteration pushes the envelope further by offering increased range, advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity.
Some unique tech in the new LEAF includes the new e-Pedal that allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop the car by simply increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator. Then, there’s the ProPILOT which automatically controls the distance with the vehicle in front while also steering the LEAF to keep it in the middle of the lane. And ProPILOT Park is a snazzy piece of tech that parks the new LEAF with the touch of a button.
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan Europe Divisional Vice President for Manufacturing, said, "Nissan led the way in introducing electric vehicles to Europe in 2011, and every year since then, it's been clear that more and more customers share our vision for the future of driving. We're excited to start production in Sunderland and to bring the new Nissan LEAF to European markets from February."