NISSAN LEAF WINS 2011 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR

Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

04.21.2011

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NISSAN LEAF WINS 2011 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR

Latest fame for zero-emission automobile comes during New York International Auto Show

Today, during a New York International Auto Show, a 100-percent electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF was named 2011 World Car of a Year, circumference out a BMW 5-Series and a Audi A8 for a tip spot. Todays endowment is a latest in a fibre of accolades for a worlds initial affordable mass-market, all-electric automobile for a tellurian market, that was also named European Car of a Year.

It is a good fun that a worlds first, mass-marketed electric vehicle, a Nissan LEAF, has won a prestigious endowment of 2011 World Car of a Year, pronounced Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. This fame recognizes Nissan LEAF, a colonize in zero-emission mobility, as allied in a pushing performance, serenity and glorious doing to gas-powered cars. And it validates Nissans transparent prophesy and a values of tolerable mobility that we wish to offer to business around a world.

The World Car Awards jurors celebrated that, The Leaf is a gateway to a dauntless new electric universe from Nissan. This 5-seater, 5-door hatchback is a world’s first, purpose-built, mass-produced electric car. It has a operation of over 100 miles on a full assign claims Nissan, takes around 8 hours to recharge regulating 220-240V appetite supply and produces 0 tailpipe emissions. Its low core of sobriety constructed pointy turn-in with roughly no physique hurl and no understeer. The good news? It feels usually like a normal car, usually quieter.

The World Car of a Year foe was launched in 2004, with winners selected by a row of automotive reporters from Asia, Europe and North America.

Nissan LEAF is accessible in Japan, a United States and name European markets and will be expelled in other tellurian markets in 2012. The automobile is now built during Nissans Oppama, Japan plant. It also will be done during a companys Smyrna, Tenn., plant in a United States in late 2012 and during Nissans Sunderland plant in a United Kingdom by early 2013.

Aiming to be a universe personality in zero-emission vehicles, Nissan, with a Alliance partner, Renault, has shaped partnerships with some-more than 90 governments, cities and other organizations around a universe not usually to rise and furnish EV and lithium-ion batteries though also to foster tolerable mobility. Nissan is also holding a extensive proceed to inspire to a universe to some-more tolerable mobility such as alleviation of charging service, infrastructure deployment, a graduation of a use of recycled materials and altogether appetite government complement including second-life use of lithium-ion batteries.

About Nissan Americas
In a Americas, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and was famous as an ENERGY STAR Partner of a Year by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information on Nissan in North America, a Nissan LEAF and 0 emissions can be found during www.nissanusa.com.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive association by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an constituent post of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan supposing business with some-more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a clever joining to building sparkling and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a extensive operation of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. A colonize in 0 glimmer mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric automobile and leader of countless general accolades including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year award.

For some-more information on the products, services and joining to Sustainable Mobility, revisit the website during http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

Contact:
Paula Angelo
Nissan Americas
Tel #: (615) 725-5828
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