Nissan LEAF Claims Yet Another Award

Fri 27th Dec 2019

While there may be more exciting and coveted electric vehicles available on the British market, Nissan’s groundbreaking LEAF still rules the roost for simplicity and affordability and has claimed another award from an influential tech publication.

The 2019 Stuff Gadget Awards sees the world’s biggest gadget magazine and website recognise excellence across 20 different categories from the TV of the year to wearable of the year and everything in between.

Brands such as Apple, Philips, Sennheiser, Huawei, Netflix and Sony all won big at the awards, while previous winners of the Car of the Year award include the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X. The LEAF, which was launched in 2010 has previously won the 2011 World Car of the Year Awards and up to March this year had sold 400,000 globally.

The Stuff judges were impressed by the extended 239-mile range and increased power of the 2019 LEAF e+.

“Cars are big gadgets on wheels and 2019 has been an amazing year for automobiles with ever more connected features and eco-friendliness without forfeiting performance,” said Stuff Magazine’s Editor-in-chief James Day. “Nissan's LEAF has been a trailblazer for electric vehicles ever since its inception, and the latest model comes packed with a number of smart driver aides that guarantee massive grins when getting from A to B... or parking in a multi-storey.”

James Bird, LEAF product manager at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. commented; “We are absolutely thrilled that LEAF has been awarded Stuff Magazine's 'Car of the Year'. There's never been a better time for drivers to make the switch to an EV, with the many economic and environmental benefits that they bring. It's rewarding to know with official recognitions such as this, that Nissan is getting it right when it comes to leading the charge for electrification.”