LEAF world green car 2018

World Car Awards Name LEAF '2018 World Green Car of the Year'

  • World Car Awards name new Nissan LEAF '2018 World Green Car'
  • New Nissan LEAF is the first 100% electric car to win the award since the category was created

The all-new, world best-selling Nissan LEAF was named '2018 World Green Car' at the 2018 New York Auto Show, the first all electric car to do so since the category was created. Nissan hold the LEAF as their Nissan Intelligent Mobility icon, the companies vision for how the want to steer the future of motoring, how the cars are powered, driven and mixed into society.

Nissan LEAF world car awards

"We're very proud that since Nissan LEAF launched in 2010, we've been able to put more than 300,000 zero-emission electric vehicles on the road worldwide, helping to reduce carbon footprints around the globe," said Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business; Chairman of Management Committee for Japan/A&O (Japan, Asia, Oceania Business); Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,. "We're honored to be recognized by this esteemed jury and proud to continue to expand the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility."

The 2018 Nissan LEAF rose to the top among a list of five initial category entries and was the stand-alone EV in the running. Jurors considered the vehicle's overall environmental impact including emissions and fuel consumption upon selecting the overall winner.

The previous-generation Nissan LEAF was named "World Car of the Year" in 2011 and remains the only pure electric vehicle to win that award in its 14-year history. 

Nissan senior vice president of Sales and Marketing Dan Mohnke accepts the LEAF’s “2018 World Green Car” award on behalf of Nissan.