Nissan has come up with a whole new way to troll every single person within eight miles of a Leaf. Some genius in the marketing department decided the best way to make Nissan “different” is to make one of the pedals that controls the car useless. You know, one of the two or three pedals that people have always used to drive since cars were created.
They’re calling it . . . . the e-Pedal.
Nissan released a statement saying,
“Drivers can cover 90% of their driving needs with the e-Pedal, making the process of driving more exciting. In heavy traffic and during city commutes, drivers will greatly reduce the need to shift from one pedal to the other, making your drive simpler and more engaging.”
So, the e-Pedal will keep you alert while you’re driving because you’ll be terrified of screwing up and causing a massive wreck on the highway.
Besides the fact that making driving “simpler” in this instance actually does the opposite of making the drive “more engaging,” the e-pedal does make sense in theory, but this development is going to cause absolute chaos during the time it takes for it to bleed into the mainstream.