We have a 2012 Nissan Juke with push-button starting, it starts the ICE, puts the car in gear, and is driving within a second of pushing. The Leaf simply has to have its little moment of "hurry up and wait", watch the speedo zoom up to 100 and back and then watch the little car icon turn and drive toward you, hold firmly on brake pedal, MAYBE it will actually drive? We all know how fast electrical current flows, somewhere around 186K miles per second, must be some long wires in there! I use these moments to breath deeply- and, I have gotten used to it.
2015 Leaf sold
2019 Leaf Plus S as of 9/30/19