Nisan LEAF foot well with acceleration and brake pedals

What is e-Pedal?

e-Pedal is an advanced system that lets you adjust vehicle speed, and even come to a stop, by only depressing or releasing the accelerator pedal. When you use e-Pedal, regenerative braking is enhanced, helping charge your LEAF’s battery. It’s also great because you don’t have to keep switching between accelerator and brake pedals in traffic, reducing fatigue.[1]

When can I use e-Pedal?

You can use e-Pedal in your daily commute, in stop-and-go traffic and even at motorway speeds. e-Pedal does not work when your LEAF is placed in P (Park) or N (Neutral), or when cruise control, ProPILOT Assist or Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection is engaged.

How do I use e-Pedal?

Using your LEAF’s e-Pedal is simple. Here’s how to engage it:

Nissan LEAF e-Pedal button pressed by blue CG hand

Step 1   Engage e-Pedal by pushing the toggle on the centre console.

Nisan LEAF foot well with accelerator and brake pedal with blue CG foot

Step 2   To accelerate, press on the accelerator pedal – holding a constant position will help hold a constant speed.

Nisan LEAF foot well with accelerator and brake pedal with blue CG foot

Step 3   Ease off the pedal to slow/brake vehicle.

Completely releasing pressure will bring your LEAF to a smooth, complete stop – even on uphill or downhill roads. And e-Pedal will keep your vehicle stopped until you apply the accelerator again.

NOTE! For situations that may require more aggressive stopping, use the brake pedal.[1]


Slow it down

LEAF’s brake lights illuminate when the deceleration level reaches an ordinary braking operation.

[1] You should not rely solely on driver convenience features. Some features may not work in all conditions and circumstances. Speed and other limitations apply. For terms and conditions relating to Nissan technologies, please click here