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All-new Nissan LEAF named ‘2018 world green car of the year’

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The All-New Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was named the “2018 World Green Car” at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

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New York, USA (29 March, 2018) – The All-New Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was named the “2018 World Green Car” at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

The first all-electric vehicle to win the World Green Car award since the category’s inception in 2016, the 2018 Nissan LEAF has been reinvented for its second generation and combines greater range with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, automatic emergency braking and more.

“We’re very proud that since Nissan LEAF launched in 2010, we’ve been able to put more than 300,000 zero-emission electric vehicles on the road worldwide, helping to reduce carbon footprints around the globe,” said Daniele Schillaci,Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business; Chairman of Management Committee for Japan/A&O; Nissan Motor Company.

“We’re honored to be recognised by this esteemed jury and proud to continue to expand the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”

The 2018 Nissan LEAF rose to the top among a list of five initial category entries and was the stand-alone EV in the running. Jurors considered the vehicle’s overall environmental impact including tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption upon selecting the overall winner.

“The first LEAF was good, the new LEAF is better, so it’s an easy choice for the Green Car award,” said Australian World Car of the Year judge, Paul Gover.

“The extra range is the major advance, but Nissan has also added extra performance and more practicality.“At a time when the world is looking for honesty and realism in new technology, the LEAF gets The Tick from me.”

The previous-generation Nissan LEAF was named “World Car of the Year” in 2011 and remains the only pure electric vehicle to win that award in its 14-year history. 

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  1. Dudamus 2 years ago

    Best car we have ever owned. Our family of three saves around $5,000 USD a year now driving 3 Nissan Leafs. Alabama Power has a discount rate overnight so we can charge for free. We actually save money on our electric bill after charging 2 cars. My sons car is charged solely using solar panels. Healthier too since gas pump handles are the leading cause of communicable diseases. But EVs are not for everyone. If you drive out of town weekly or monthly in reas with few chargers or if you do not have a garage to mount a charger then your better off sticking with a plug in hybrid you can “opportunity” charge here and there. Also, the ranges that are publicized are kind of like gas mileage for gas cars. They assume you are driving 50mph. If you do a lot of fast driving your range will be less than advertised so allow some extra miles when selecting a car. Did I mention the LEAF is the most reliable car ever made?

    Heres some help.

    Daily drive less than 40 miles look at some great used bargains.
    40-60 miles a day a 2016-2017 Leaf
    60-100 miles a 2018 Leaf or Chevy Bolt
    100-150 miles a day look at the Chevy Bolt
    Over 150 mile daily commute you need to find a new job or a new place to live mate.

  2. Dudamus 2 years ago

    We can drive for free anywhere in Birmingham Alabama now for the rest of our lives. And the car seems like a ceiling fan it will last forever with no real moving parts.

  3. Dudamus 2 years ago

    Congratulations Nissan. I guess Chevrolet was not considered for the Bolt since it is only sold in the States. I wish Tesla could get the kinks worked out. Great second family cars or city cars or young student cars.

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