Nissan LEAF Nabs Coveted “2018 World Green Car” Title

MAR 28 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 14

It’s the first time in the awards history that a pure electric car has captured the title.

The new 2018 Nissan LEAF was just awarded the “2018 World Green Car” title at the New York Auto Show.

With this win, the LEAF becomes the first battery-electric to take home the prize.

The three finalists for the award were:

  1. BMW 530e iPerformance
  2. Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  3. Nissan LEAF

Upon receiving the award, Nissan’s Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business, stated:

“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. We’re honored to be recognized by this esteemed jury and proud to continue to expand the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”

The previous-generation LEAF was named “World Car of the Year” in 2011 and ’til this day remains the only pure electric vehicle to win that award in its 14-year history.

Last year, the Toyota Prius Prime took home the award. And in 2016, the inaugural year for the award, the Toyota Mirai captured the win.

More info in the press blast below:

All-new 2018 Nissan LEAF named ‘2018 World Green Car of the Year’

All-new 2018 Nissan LEAF named “2018 World Green Car” by the World Car Awards

Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to win award since category was created

NEW YORK – The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was named the “2018 World Green Car” at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

The first all-electric vehicle to win the World Green Car award since the category’s inception in 2016, the 2018 Nissan LEAF has been reinvented for its second generation. Available in showrooms today, the new Nissan LEAF combines greater range1 with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, automatic emergency braking and more.

“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 tailpipe 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.

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Benz
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Benz

Today (28 March 2018) is the last day of March that a Nissan Leaf is delivered to a customer in Norway.

So, how many Nissan Leaf’s have been delivered to customers in Norway in March 2018?

1,600?
1,700?
1,800?

Mikael
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Mikael

2236.

Benz
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Benz

Wow, that’s really amazing.

Total number of Nissan Leaf deliveries in Norway in 2018 might possibly be more than 15,000?

Mikael
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Mikael

And a few hundred over 6k in total for BEVs. Best month ever.

And in Norway 13-14k sales in total is a pretty normal march.
Maybe a 40+ BEV percentage month.

If PHEVs are looking good too then it might be getting close to 2/3 of the sales being plugins (yes, a bit optimistic but still).

DudamusMaximus
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Good for them. Great car, we love ours. If you have a home or a cave and more than one car and one of them isn’t electric, then shame on you. You could be saving a lot of money and driving a better car. Be sure to pick one that meets your requirements. Also, there are lot of great used bargains too, especially for around town cars, commuter cars, student cars, etc., and the occasional trip to Gramdma’s house or the beach.

scott
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scott

The used Leafs are not much of a bargain anymore. 15 months ago I saw used 2013 SV’s with around 20k miles for $7500. Now those same vehicles, with more miles, are going for around $9500. They are hitting the five year point where the battery will rapidly start to lose capacity. At five years most are at 75 to 85 percent of their original capacity.

Stuart
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Stuart

We just traded our 2013 Leaf in for a 2018 Leaf yesterday. Our 2013 Leaf had 115000 km (~70000 miles) and still had just over 80% of the original capacity. The rate of capacity loss in lithium cells due to either cycling or time is actually highest during the initial 20% and then it slows down.

ModernMarvelFan
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ModernMarvelFan

So, the world green car is the one that still have battery degradation problem.

How is that different from 2011 award that also award someone with the same wilting battery problem. =)

SJC
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SJC

The 30 kWh pack has more capacity loss than the 24 kWh pack.

scott
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scott

I’m really waiting to see how the 40 kWh pack will perform. In addition I want to see if the 60 kWh pack gets TMS. Nissan could further assuage my outrage by offering some much better lease deals on the 2018 Leaf.

ModernMarvelFan
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ModernMarvelFan

If going from 24 to 30kWh gets worse, then we can only guess that going to 40kWh would be even worse. =)

Maybe that is why Nissan had to stop and draw a line and add liquid cooling to 60kWh and outsourced the whole battery thing to LG… =)

REAF
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REAF

LOL… since when did Leaf Spy become an ‘officially-approved’ battery SOH scanning tool/application ?

Only the battery capacity level gauge (bars) should be trusted.
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Jason
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Jason

Leaf Spy is the “unofficial” SoH scanning tool. It is used extensively and had corroborated many data points to show that it’s SoH measure is the same as the 12 bars displayed on the dash (only more granular). Leaf Spy pulls data straight of the cars CAN bus, so it’s the same information the 12 bars are using (or at least an equivalent value).

Jason
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Jason

How are these awards done? How can the compliance Mirai, with such limited sales and lacking infrastructure, using natural gas (converted into hydrogen) vs an EV that can charge on solar, win such a green award at all? Essentially, if there are BEV available then no other type vehicle should be able to beat that, as nothing should be able to come close from a green point of view.