Nissan Leaf Becomes Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012

We’re back from the Tokyo Motor Show and would like to ad one thing to the Nissan-related pieces of news: the Leaf has received the Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012 award, making this the first time in history when this accolade goes to an electric vehicle.
In addition to that, the Nissan Leaf was also named the 2012 RJC Car of the Year, presented by the Automotive Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan. The vehicle had previously been offered the following awards: the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2011-2012 Car of the Year, the 2011 European Car of the Year and the 2011 World Car of the Year.

We have sold 20,000 Nissan LEAFs and also delivered on our promise of affordable, zero-emission mobility on a global scale. This award is as much a win for Nissan as it is for our customers,” said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “All these accolades show that zero-emission vehicles can clearly be competitive alternatives to conventional ones.
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