Nissan LEAF crowned ‘Best EV’ in Auto Express Used Car Awards

The current Nissan Leaf Acenta has been named by Auto express Used car Awards as the "Best EV" in 2017

For the second year in a row the Nissan LEAF has received recognition within the awards, having previously won ‘Best Used Green Car’ in 2016.

Nissan LEAF crowned Best EV Car

The judging panel from The Auto Express commented; “Electric cars are the next big thing in the car industry. In a few years there will be more choice in showrooms, but for now, there are some great deals to be had on the first mainstream EV success story, the Nissan LEAF.”

“An average commute will be more than covered by the 24kWh LEAF’s 124-mile range, but later models are available with a larger 30kWh battery that increases this to 155 miles. With the cost to charge the Nissan standing at only a few pounds, it’s bound to save you money, and a used model gives access to this technology at an affordable price.”

Thanks to Nissan’s current Switch Scheme, Nissan LEAF ownership has never been more accessible. 

The Nissan LEAF has also been identified as one of the best-performing models in Driver Power Survey earlier in 2017. Awarded Best Green Car overall and also came top in the Best Engine and Gearbox and Best MPG and Running Costs awards categories. Over all the car has been ranked the 33rd best car to live with as a consumer.

Driver Power is the UK’s biggest and most in-depth car satisfaction survey, with seven surveys covering different phases of vehicle ownership. There are nine Judging Categories awarded split into satisfaction categories.

On 2nd October, Nissan unveiled the all-new Nissan LEAF in Europe, the next generation of the best-selling zero-emissions electric vehicle. Embodying Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision, the new model has been reinvented to offer greater range (up to 235miles (NEDC) on a single charge), dynamic design, advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity.