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Nissan Leaf earns ‘World Green Car of Year’ title

FRESH ACCOLADE FOR NEW LEAF: Nissan's pioneering electric car has taken a top accolade at the 2018 New York auto show. Image: Nissan
FRESH ACCOLADE FOR NEW LEAF: Nissan’s pioneering electric car has taken a top accolade at the 2018 New York auto show. Image: Nissan

NEW YORK – The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf has been named 2018 World Green Car at the 2018 New York auto show – a vehicle claimed by its maker to be ”the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our vision for changing how cars are powered and driven”.

This second generation of the game-changing small car has, Nissan says, been reinvented for its second generation and is already in in showrooms in some countries.

TAKING THE TROPHY:
TAKING THE TROPHY: Nissan’s Daniele Schillaci, a senior executive involved in sales of the Leaf, with the Coty trophy. Image: Nissan

The pure battery car claims a longer range and ”dynamic” new design and fresh parts of its ”intelligent mobility” arsenal include ProPilot and e-Pedal automatic emergency braking.

300 000 ON THE ROAD

Daniele Schillaci, a senior executive involved in sales of the Leaf, told The Corner in a media communication: ”We’re very proud that, since the Leaf was launched in 2010, we’ve put more than 300 000 zero-emissions electric vehicles on the road worldwide.”

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The Leaf topped a list of five competitors for the title but was the only electric car still standing after the judges (or jurors, as they are called in such automotive competitions) had considered the vehicle’s overall environmental impact.

The previous Leaf was named “World Car of the Year” in 2011 and remains the only pure electric vehicle to have won that accolade in the competition’s 14-year history.

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