Nissan recognised for their growing work in developing the EV infrastructure and driving wider improvements in the segment after receiving the ‘Innovation in Electric Vehicles’ Award at the 2nd annual Carbuyer & Alphr Car Tech Awards.
Following the brand’s latest CES Best of Innovation award with the newly unveiled all-new Nissan LEAF, judging experts from Carbuyer and Alphr were clearly impressed with the manufacturer’s continued growth in the EV segment.
The Car Tech Awards is a celebration of the best in-car technology launched in the past 12 months and the votes are based on both technological advances and driver ‘must haves’: Reliability, value for money and practicality. The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF is classed as the next-generation best-selling zero-emissions electric vehicle courtesy to Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision and Nissan ProPILOT technology boasting a dynamic design, advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity.
The Car Tech Awards judging panel, commented: “Electric Vehicles are more in the public’s conscious than ever before and no mainstream manufacturer is doing more to grow the market and infrastructure than Nissan. The winner of our Innovation in EVs award not only builds the world’s best-selling electric cars, but its wider thinking is remarkable. It’s planning a 20% increase in outdoor charging points in Europe, readying the second-generation Nissan LEAF and, perhaps most interestingly, working on bi-directional charging, a clever system allowing LEAF owners to draw power from the grid to charge their car and sell power back to the grid at peak times for others to use.”
Managing Director – Alex Smith at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd added: “Since 2010, Nissan has led the charge for mass-market, electric vehicles adoption. We’ve proved the technology to consumers, supported charging infrastructure development and evolved EVs beyond transport into energy storage and connected services. With the second-generation Nissan LEAF arriving in 2018, we’re seeing unprecedented interest in our all-electric line-up. This is a very exciting time for the EV market.”
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