Nissan’s 100% electric car Nissan Leaf has emerged as the green car of the year in the 2018 Inter-American Federation of Automobile Journalists ( FIPA)
During the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, representatives of FIPA gave this award to José Luis Valls, Nissan Latin America’s chairman. This award is added to another award granted by the same entity in 2016 to the previous version of the Nissan LEAF, when the vehicle stood out as “2016 4-Wheel Drive Electric Car of the Year.”
“This award is a clear example of Nissan’s global leadership in electric vehicles and autonomous driving technology under the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, where the brand aims to improve people’s lives through a transformation in how vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society,” said Luis Valls.
The new generation of the Nissan LEAF was presented at the end of last year in Tokyo. Its new design stands out as well as the incorporation of innovative technology that make the Nissan LEAF the benchmark model of the brand’s vision of Intelligent Mobility. Also, the new version offers a range of 400 km (under the Japanese standard) with power output of 150 hp (110 kW), and a top speed of 144 km/h.