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

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."