The new Nissan Leaf has been named the 2018 World Green Car Of The Year at the ongoing New York International Auto Show. 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.
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 emissions and fuel consumption upon selecting the overall winner. 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.
Speaking on the occasion, Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business; Chairman of Management Committee for Japan/A&O (Japan, Asia, Oceania Business); Nissan Motor Company, said, “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. We’re honored to be recognized by this esteemed jury and proud to continue to expand the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.“