The Japanese based automaker Nissan has managed to get the Electric Vehicle of the Year title in Britain for its Leaf, during the Greenfleet Awards ceremony.
The eco-friendly vehicle with its baby Panda tears coming out of the exhaust system will be made at the Nissan Sunderland plant starting from 2013 and the version made in the UK might get some minor tweaks.
“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. “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”, said the Nissan Motor GB’s Fleet sales director, Barry Beeston.
The Electric Vehicle of the Year award is one important step which Nissan has made into feeling the market and what people want, being also a great marketing campaign into attracting new customers to the Leaf.
The Nissan Leaf is currently priced at 25.990 GBP in the UK after the 5.000 GBP Government incentive and it comes with climate control, sat-nav, rear-view parking camera, quick charge socket and smart-phone connectivity.