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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Warren Webber
Warren Webber2 years ago

Live long and prosper!

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago


Tomoko Harris
Tomoko Harris5 years ago

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

aj E.
aj E5 years ago

sounds nice.

Kamryn M.
Kay M6 years ago

wish i could afford one.

Catsy D.
Catsy D6 years ago

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

Vanessa S.
Vanessa S6 years ago

I want one!!!

Shelly Peterson
Shelly Peterson6 years ago

Make them affordable, sooner than later!

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers6 years ago

I just wish the price was not so high!