All-New Nissan LEAF named ‘2018 World Green Car of the Year‘

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to win award since category was created

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.

 

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania;Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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