Nissan Leaf Wins Car of the Year Award
For the first time in history, an all-electric car has been awarded 2011 European Car of the Year.
It’s the Nissan Leaf EV, which is already in production and will soon take the markets around the world by storm. This shows how groundbreaking the technology in this car is.
On the surface, the Leaf looks like a normal car, but it has an electric powertrain with 109 PS and 280 Nm of torque, a top speed of 90 mph and a range of over 100 miles on a single charge. It’s a zero-emission car with all the features of an ordinary hatchback.
This is the first time in the 47-year history of the annual competition that the award has gone to an electric vehicle.
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s President and CEO Carlos Ghosn said: “This award recognises the pioneering zero-emission Nissan LEAF as competitive to conventional cars in terms of safety, performance, spaciousness and handling. It also reflects Nissan’s standing as an innovative and exciting brand with a clear vision of the future of transportation, which we call sustainable mobility.”