New 2018 Nissan LEAF Wins First International Award From CES

NOV 12 2017 BY MARK KANE 18

The new 2018 Nissan LEAF has won its first international award – the CES Best of Innovation award winner for Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology by the Consumer Technology Association…quite a mouthful.

Best-selling all-electric vehicle is named CES 2018 Best of Innovation winner by Consumer Technology Association

As it turns out, jurors appreciated the ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal (single-pedal driving for most of the time) functionality of the 2018 LEAF.

The Japanese EV is scheduled to arrive in the US and Canada in early January, and will be put on a special display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas during the same month.

“With the announcement of the Best of Innovation award winners for 2018, before a crowd of tech industry experts in New York, the all-new, zero-emission Nissan LEAF won its first major international award. Nissan is aiming for many more to come.

As confirmation of Nissan’s leading investment in innovation, the Nissan LEAF 100% electric vehicle with ProPILOT (known as ProPILOT Assist in North America) and e-Pedal technologies took the following honors:

  • CES Best of Innovation award winner for Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology
  • CES honoree for Tech for a Better World

Each year, the Consumer Technology Association announces its CES Best of Innovation award winners as part of the buildup to the January CES in Las Vegas. Nissan and the association will put on a special display of the new Nissan LEAF at the 2018 show.”

Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s executive vice president for global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and the battery business, and chairman of the management committee for the Japan/A&O region (once again with the long names and titles) said:

“It is a great honor to have this early and important recognition for the new Nissan LEAF. This award recognizes products and technologies that benefit people and the planet, so it is fitting that the new LEAF has been honored. It is more than just a car. It is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our vision to move people to a better world.”

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I want a Tesla with autopilot or nothing, Period.

Patiently wait for your Tesla autopilot reward, period,period,period…

Actual Tesla owners that I’ve met in person have always been quite nice and gracious. So, I’m guessing that it’s only the fanbois on the model 3 waiting list who are A-hole-trolls on these boards.

Another Euro point of view

That is good to know, I sort of suspected that. Since in many parts of the world there are still very few Tesla’s (thus few owners), we mostly get to know Tesla through internet fanbois, and that is a bit of a sad state of affairs.

It could also be a regional thing. People in the east coast of the US in general don’t define themselves by the car they drive the way Californians tend to. So, people would think you’re weird if you had an overly strong opinion about someone else’s car!

The EV community in New England is quite strong and you don’t really have a big Tesla vs. the rest attitude that I see in the blog comments. GM and Tesla are clearly the most popular here, but people like me don’t really feel out of place with an i3.

Another Euro point of view

OK I see, a bit of an “old money” attitude on the east coast then maybe (people that don’t define themselves by the car they drive would fit that description).

See Sparky’s comment below. That’s the fundamental difference and it’s cultural, not economic (old money vs new).

People in CA tend to spend far more money on their cars than the rest of the US. You will sometimes see working class people spending more than they can afford just to lease and drive luxury cars. On the east coast, you’ll see the opposite – you’ll sometimes see posh mansions with 10 year old Toyotas parked in front.

What do you mean people don’t define themselves by the car they drive? That’s a completely alien concept to me. We are what we drive.

Maybe it’s time for CA to cede from the Union. Rest of US has become far too foreign.

Maybe it IS time. When our modern day Sherman marches to the pacific, his army will surely rip out all the super chargers and replace them with CCS chargers the way that non-standard southern rail gauges were destroyed in the civil war! ?

Absolutely obnoxious about those fanboys. I can only imagine how obnoxious they will be if they actually end up with one of their own, in their parent’s driveway.

The basement utility bill will be going up!

No soup for you, move on…

Even after Tesla Model-3 reaches full production level, people will still buy the Leaf since it costs $5K less and also has more interior space because of its hatch design.

But the biggest challenge is what happens after the $7,500 Fed credit is stopped and buy how many $1,000s the 2 companies will reduce their product price.

And, when the Tesla Model Y gets the “have to have a hatch back” crowd, to cross shop the affordable 2020-1 Tesla Model Y hatch.

Eh, there are dozens of other reasons to prefer Leaf to Model 3.

One huge reason is Nissan’s support for V2H

$5K less, but no Supercharger access? NO THANKS!

100% city car for many in two-car families … who needs crowded superchargers? … After discounts the gap will be much wider than 5K … I say bring it.