The new 2018 Nissan LEAF was named on "Best Electric Car" in the annual awards of specialized magazines DieselCar y EcoCar, which to deliver this recognition evaluated more than 175 cars new in real-world conditions using a comprehensive road test scoring system to create the final rankings.
"Charging the LEAF is significantly faster, with an 80% charge in less than an hour, its improved performance and much more desirable design are sure to make it more popular." explained Ian Robertson, editor of DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine
"While electric vehicles (EVs) used to be used by pioneer users or people with two cars, the latest LEAF opens up electric driving to a much wider audience.", Agregó.
While Alex smith, Managing Director of Nissan Motor GB, commented: “Since the LEAF's debut in the UK in 2011 it has set the standard by which all other conventional electric vehicles are measured. While other manufacturers work on the launch of their first-generation EV, this official recognition from the DieselCar and EcoCar judges for our second-generation LEAF further consolidates the model's position as a benchmark in the segment. "
The new Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling electric vehicle and is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. It represents a completely new driving experience, designed to move people with greater euphoria, confidence and connection to the world around them thanks to smart features such as e-Pedal and ProPILOT.
The new LEAF was also the first car to be evaluated under Euro NCAP's enhanced and extended protocols for 2018, achieving the maximum 5-star safety rating.