Nissan Leaf Takes Electric Vehicle of the Year Award in Britain

Nissan has received the electric Electric Vehicle of the Year Award during the Greenfleet Awards ceremony this week, which represents the recognition for its merits as the most suitable electric car in its class.
The Leaf, which will be manufactured at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in Britain from 2013, is currently on sale in the country for £25,990, after the £5,000 Government incentive. For the money, it comes well equipped with climate control, satellite navigation, rear-view parking camera, a quick charge socket and smart-phone connectivity, so you can monitor your milage and costs.

"With five-door practicality, a generous boot, a high level of spec, and most importantly, a 110 mile range, the Nissan LEAF is the resounding choice this year. Add to that the take-up in fleets, from all over the UK, and it certainly means the LEAF is now the market leader, and will continue to make in-roads into fleets looking to embrace EV technology,”
said Colin Boyton, GreenFleet Marketing Manager. “For these reasons, the Nissan LEAF is a worthy winner of the 2011 GreenFleet Electric Vehicle of the Year.”

“A growing number of fleets are beginning to switch on to how LEAF can provide drivers with a good combination of everyday practicality and zero emissions when in use,”
Barry Beeston, Nissan Motor GB’s Fleet Sales Director said. “LEAF’s whole life costs make financial sense and the rapidly growing charging infrastructure and 32-strong network of specialist Nissan EV dealers make running the car a hassle-free exercise.”
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