For the first time ever, an electric vehicle has won the European Car of the Year Award. The Nissan LEAF earned the winning number of points, 257, for this year’s award, which led it over the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. With a 99 MPGe, or miles per gallon equivalent, the Nissan LEAF shows off how far automobiles have come in energy efficiency.
“It is a great honor for Nissan LEAF to be recognized as the European Car of the Year – the first all-electric car to receive this distinction. Like previous Car of the Year winners, Nissan LEAF is an appealing, competitive car, with no compromise on style, features, safety, performance or handling. Yet it stands apart as an innovative car that reflects a clear vision of the future of transportation – a vision of sustainable mobility,” said Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co.’s President and CEO, after receiving the trophy.
The ceremony was held at the Pavillion Gabriel in Paris. Well done, Nissan Leaf!