Electric Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year

April 22nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Apr.22 (ANI): Nissan’s Leaf electric car has been named the 2011 World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show.

According to CBS News, the Leaf was also named a runner-up for the World Green Car award. The Chevy Volt won the Green award.

The top three competitors for the World Car Award were the Leaf, the Audi A8 and the BMW 5-series.

Jurors said, “The Leaf is the gateway to a brave new electric world.”

They noted its zero emissions and its generally carlike performance.

Other winners were the Ferrari 458 Italia as the World Performance Car and the Aston Martin Rapide for World Design Car.

The news comes a day after Nissan Motor Co. announced it would resume taking U.S. reservations for the electric car on May 1. (ANI)

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