The new 2018 Nissan LEAF was appreciated again, being called the "Best Electric Car" in the annual DieselCar and EcoCar awards.

It's a little funny that a magazine with diesel in the name, awards electric cars, but they need to adopt to the new reality in the age of the diesel retreat.

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The new LEAF is considered as the best among BEVs because it's extremely well-suited for mainstream customers.

Ian Robertson, Editor of DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine, said:

2018 Nissan LEAF

2018 Nissan LEAF

“If you want a barometer of the electric vehicle landscape, you can’t do much better than have a look at the new LEAF. If you do, you’ll see the huge progress Nissan has made with the latest-generation car, now boasting a range of up to 168 miles WLTP combined cycle (or 235 miles using the outgoing NEDC test).

“Charging the LEAF is significantly faster, with 80 per cent charge achieved in under an hour, while improved performance and a much more desirable design is sure to make the new car more popular. And while EVs used to work for early adopters and people with a second car, the latest LEAF opens up electric driving for a far broader audience.”

Alex Smith, Managing Director of Nissan Motor GB commented:

“Since the LEAF’s UK debut in 2011, it has set the standard by which all other mainstream electric vehicles are measured. Whilst other car makers work on launching their first generation EV, this official recognition by the DieselCar and EcoCar judges for our second generation LEAF, further cements the model’s position as the benchmark in the segment.”