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Published on October 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

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Nissan LEAF Acenta Named “Best Used Green Car” In 2017 Auto Express Used Car Awards

October 27th, 2017 by  


Nissan finds recognition once again in the UK. It has been acknowledged for the amazing zero emissions EV the LEAF is. The Nissan LEAF has won the “Best Used Green Car” award in 2016 for the second year in a row.

It is no secret that the Nissan LEAF has been the most successful initial mainstream EV (globally). As a two-year Nissan LEAF driver (with no home charging and through a hurricane), I can say the agile and comfortable car deserves the recognition it gets. In the latest instance, “the current generation Nissan LEAF Acenta has been named ‘Best EV’ in the 2017 Auto Express Used Car Awards.”

The Nissan LEAF offers a natural, easy commute even with the 24 kWh battery, but a more substantial 30 kWh battery LEAF can take you even further between charges and can use fairly widespread CHAdeMO fast chargers. Been thinking about getting a Nissan LEAF? Spread your LEAF wings and go for it.

The cost of charging is much less than gas — and in some places you can pay nothing. All that finesse and advanced technology can actually save you money. Of course, a used model offers the same ambiance and quality technology as a new one but at a more affordable price.

When you think of EV leadership and Norway’s EV leadership, you probably think of Tesla and its Model S, but I recall an earlier CleanTechnica article highlighting that Norway’s electric car lovers favor Nissan LEAFs.

“Norway is like a lab experiment for electric transport. Crushing the electric car market share of any other country, Norway’s 30% or so EV share has been reached after more or less following the exponential growth trend that you see in theoretical charts like this one.”

“Of course, the electric car options will change dramatically by the time any other country reaches 30% market share, but it’s still interesting to have a look at which electric models have seen the most love in Norway’s rather mature market,” Zach Shahan says.

Back to the current offerings in the UK, where the award was granted, Nissan adds, “Thanks to Nissan’s current Switch Scheme, Nissan LEAF ownership has never been more accessible. Payments for a used LEAF 24kWh on a three-year 3.9% APR PCP can be lower than £100 a month with trade-in value and Nissan Switch Scheme contribution.”

Sample Offer:

  • Example Model: 2014 LEAF 24kWh Acenta (30k miles)
  • OTR PRICE: £10,495
  • Total Switch Scheme support: £2,000
  • Sample Customer vehicle trade-in value:  £2,500
  • Customer Monthly Payment (3yr/6k annual mileage/ 3.9% APR PCP): £87.58

Want to take one step forward and try out an affordable electric model? Consider the satisfaction of LEAF drivers over the past few years. Talk to a few of them. By and large, they love their cars.

Nissan continues: “The Nissan LEAF was also one of the best-performing models in the 2017 Driver Power survey earlier this year. The LEAF was awarded Best Green Car overall and also came top in the Best Engine and Gearbox and Best MPG and Running Costs awards categories. Overall the car was ranked the 33rd best car to live with.

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

And then there’s the new Nissan LEAF:

“On October 2nd, 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 a greater range (up to 235miles (NEDC) on a single charge), dynamic design, advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity.

“A unique version is on sale now in the UK – the new Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO limited edition. This version is the first model in Europe to be fully equipped with Nissan’s ProPILOT technology. Priced at £26,490 including Government Grant, cars will be delivered from the beginning of 2018.”

As far as range goes, it is always interesting to check out CleanTechnica’s survey results and charts about non-EV driver misconceptions, EV driver range needs & wants, and other features drivers want.

Survey results from our new EV report. Responses came from over 2,000 EV drivers across 26 European countries, 49 of 50 US states, and 9 Canadian provinces. Responses were segmented according to region — North America vs Europe — and type of electric car — plug-in hybrid vs Tesla vs non-Tesla fully electric car.

And remember, I was able to charge my Nissan LEAF the day before and the day after hurricane Irma hit Florida — when many ICE car drivers could not find gas.

EVs not only prevent further air pollution, but also ease some of the problems caused by modern humanitarian woes.

2015 Nissan Leaf charging in Florida


Survey results from our new EV report. Responses came from over 2,000 EV drivers across 26 European countries, 49 of 50 US states, and 9 Canadian provinces. Responses were segmented according to region — North America vs Europe — and type of electric car — plug-in hybrid vs Tesla vs non-Tesla fully electric car.

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Nissan LEAF Achieves 20,000 UK Sales & 2017 “Best Green Car” Award

 
 

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Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research on birth practices. That lead to her awareness that she was more of intuitive perceptive thinker. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)



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