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Car of the Year? Zero-Emission Nissan Leaf

Car of the Year? Zero-Emission Nissan Leaf

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!

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.


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1:27AM PST on Jan 23, 2015

Live long and prosper!

12:18AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012


5:27PM PDT on Jun 15, 2012


5:34PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Nice for the commute but can Leaf go for hundred an mile inter state?

9:21AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

sounds nice.

2:15PM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

wish i could afford one.

12:10AM PDT on Aug 9, 2011

WoW! How much are they though??? Start giving them away in prizes/awards! Environmentalist of the year awards or something of the like! :D

9:33AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

I want one!!!

6:40PM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

Make them affordable, sooner than later!

4:52AM PDT on Jun 13, 2011

I just wish the price was not so high!

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