Nissan’s LEAF 40kWh has won the prestigious World Green Car of the Year 2018 award, with Volvo’s XC60 – available in PHEV spec – picking up the overall title.
This year’s awards proved that green cars are increasingly becoming mainstream, with the UK-built Leaf the only pure-electric model in the final winners’ list, but not the only electrified car.
World Luxury Car of the Year – Audi’s A8 – comes as a mild hybrid, but more prominently, the Volvo XC60 is available as a plug-in hybrid. The XC60’s T8 variant is one of the strongest in its range and offers almost 30 miles of electric driving off a single charge.
The new Nissan Leaf on the other-hand will travel 235 miles on a charge according to official NEDC figures, and around 140-160 in the real world. The second-generation EV has proved popular already, with high demand reported, and looks set to continue Nissan’s reign as world leaders in electric vehicles.
Decisions behind the World Car of the Year Awards have been made over the past nine months or so, with around 80 judges picking the contenders, shortlisted models, and out-right winners coming from around the world.
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