Nissan LEAF owners love their LEAFs. I know through experience that this is true. How nice it is that due to the efforts of Nissan innovators, the 2018 Nissan LEAF is now recognized and awarded internationally just like its original incarnation was. What am I talking about? As indicated in the title, Nissan reports that the new Nissan LEAF has taken top honours at the 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show), as a 2018 Best of Innovation winner.
It seems like the blink of an eye since the 2018 Nissan LEAF made debut and Nissan showed the world what it had reimagined for a thoroughly improved second-generation LEAF. The range on the new 2018 Nissan LEAF is nearly double that of the first-generation, 85-mile LEAF. The 2018 LEAF enhances the range without tripling the capacity of the battery, and without taking space away from passengers. Many feel the new Nissan LEAF competes at the top of its class, and this recent award backs up that impression.
The Nissan LEAF is surely aiming for many more such awards. The company sets new standards in the industry, as Nissan has long been aiming to do. Still, after winning before a crowd of tech industry experts in New York, you get the hunch the all-new, zero-emission, innovative Nissan LEAF will win plenty more major international award after only a brief rest. Nissan chimes in:
“As confirmation of Nissan’s leading investment in innovation, the Nissan LEAF 100% electric vehicle with ProPILOT (known as ProPILOT Assist in North America) and e-Pedal technologies took the following honours:
- CES Best of Innovation award winner for Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology
- CES honoree for Tech for a Better World
“Each year, the Consumer Technology Association announces its CES Best of Innovation award winners as part of the buildup to the January CES in Las Vegas. Nissan and the association will put on a special display of the new Nissan LEAF at the 2018 show.”
As a reminder, CleanTechnica will have some staff at the show to try to cover the fun. Any guesses what Nissan will do? Any questions you want Kyle to ask?
“It is a great honour to have this early and important recognition for the new Nissan LEAF,” said Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s executive vice president for global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and the battery business, and chairman of the management committee for the Japan/A&O region. “This award recognises products and technologies that benefit people and the planet, so it is fitting that the new LEAF has been honoured. It is more than just a car. It is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our vision to move people to a better world.”
Even an experienced Tesla Model S owner considered the value of the new Nissan LEAF impressive for an EV in its price range. Affordability is certainly one way to involve more drivers on the path to cleaner air. The LEAF is already Norway’s most common electric car. How about when the new LEAF arrives? Will electric car share in Norway finally shoot above 50%?
Nissan keeps ahead of the game by bringing fresh innovations and technologies to more people worldwide who can’t afford a Tesla Model S or Model X. ProPilot seems to compare to Autopilot (but we need to test it to really compare). As an affordable option, Nissan explains that the LEAF is helping make the world a better place, opening up an electric world to hundreds of thousands of drivers.
“Additional capabilities such as vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid integration (availability depending on market) help owners know they can waste less and give back more. The new Nissan LEAF is on sale in Japan and will be arriving at Nissan dealers in the U.S. and Canada over the next two months.”