Nissan LEAF wins 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year award

Nissan LEAF wins 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year award


Vancouver, Canada (21 March, 2019) - The Nissan LEAF, the world's best-selling electric vehicle, was named the 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year (CGCOTY) by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Vancouver International Auto Show.


The Nissan LEAF has been reinvented for its second generation featuring a 270km (WLTP)* driving range, all-new attractive exterior design, roomy high tech interior and advanced technologies including e-Pedal.


"As the pioneer of the world's first, mass-market electric vehicle, we have a duty to offer Canadians an EV that offers more, and continues to spearhead the advancement of the zero-emission segment," says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc.


"We have achieved that with the new Nissan LEAF, which provides the right range at the right price, offering a suite of advanced safety technology, and standard features specifically for Canada."


Entries for Canadian Green Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year must meet the standard requirements for entry into the Canadian Car of the Year awards program, and must satisfy additional criteria for fuel efficiency based on the entry's size, powertrain and purpose.


All entries are tested by more than 65 AJAC journalists across Canada. Evaluation takes place over months on different road surfaces and road conditions throughout the year and during AJAC's autumn Test Fest event.


"We are honoured to be recognised by AJAC members. We also appreciate the effort put in by AJAC to evaluate solely for this 'Green' category, separating traditional vehicles from those which offer advanced powertrains to bring the industry closer to more sustainable mobility," concluded Paiva.


The award from AJAC is added to a growing list of accolades for the new Nissan LEAF, including the 2018 World Green Car of the Year.


As of March 5, 2019, the Nissan LEAF became the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales (globally).


About the Nissan LEAF

The focal point of Nissan Intelligent Power in the new LEAF is the e-powertrain, which offers improved energy efficiency and increased torque and power output.


The new e-powertrain delivers an exhilarating, linear driving performance with a power output of 110kW and 320Nm of torque resulting in improved acceleration.


Existing LEAF drivers already enjoy the instant response and linearity of performance as they navigate the city.


The new LEAF's improved acceleration will boost enjoyment even further. Even with the additional power output, the new LEAF's driving range has been increased. The car's new lithium-ion battery pack delivers a range of 270km (WLTP)*.


The new battery design adds energy-storage capacity without increasing the size. The battery pack occupies the exact same dimensions as that of the previous-generation LEAF.


The individual cell structure of the laminated lithium-ion battery cells have been improved, representing a 67 percent increase in energy density versus the original 2010 LEAF model.


* WLTP range for European spec model.


About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30 per cent increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.


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