Nissan’s 30KwH LEAF and e-NV200 have been crowned best-in-class at the 2016 AutoVolt Awards. The 30Kwh LEAD was named overall winner in the Small Electric category, while the e-NV200 light commercial van scooped the Van Electric accolade for the second consecutive year.
Founded in 2013, Autovolt is the UK’s leading consumer magazine dedicated to electric and hybrid vehicles. The awards are the only ones in the UK to focus solely on battery-electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The Nissan LEAF 30kWh was praised highly by judges for its recent updates, price, and real world availability as well as dealer support.
The e-NV200 was also praised for its class-leading payload and drivability, relaxing yet responsive ride and practical interior.
Jonathan Musk, founder and editor of AutoVolt, said: “There’s no question that the Nissan LEAF is the default electric car. Sales have exceeded rivals’ with good reason. Nissan’s brave and pioneering approach to electric cars is commendable. We have no trouble in recommending the LEAF to anyone as it is easy to live with, dependable and good to drive.”
When speaking about the e-NV200 he added “It looks like an ordinary van, and it is, but it’s more fun to drive and, with the government’s plug-in van grant of 20% up to £8,000, it makes real financial sense too.”
On receiving these awards, Nissan Motor (GB) EV Category Manager, Ed Jones said: “We’re delighted that both our electric models have received this official recognition from the Autovolt team. As the world’s best selling 100% electric vehicle, it’s great to see LEAF continuing to receive this kind of recognition. Our electric LCV also continues to win new business customers with its all-round practicality and economic benefits.”
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