Nissan’s Electric Vehicles Crowned Best-In-Class

Nissan’s electric vehicles have been crowned best-in-class at the 2016 AutoVolt Awards. The 30kWh LEAF was named overall winner in the Small Electric category, whilst the e-NV200 light commercial van picked up the Van Electric accolade for the second year running.


AutoVolt is the UK’s leading electric and hybrid consumer magazine. Its founder and editor, Jonathan Musk, works with established car reviewers, such as our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, to produce news and reviews on electric/hybrid vehicles. The awards are the only ones in Britain to focus solely on battery-electric cars, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Nissan LEAF 30kWh

The Nissan LEAF 30kWh was praised by the AutoVolt judging panel for the model’s recent updates, the price and real world availability, as well as dealer support.


The e-NV200 van received praise for its class-leading payload and drivability, relaxing yet responsive ride and practical interior.


Jonathan Musk, 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 and extends to their dealer network that, in my experience, has been both welcoming and knowledgeable. We have no trouble in recommending the LEAF to anyone who’s remotely interested in electric cars, as it is so easy to live with, dependable and good to drive.

“The e-NV200 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 per cent up to £8,000, it makes real financial sense too.”


Nissan Motor (GB) EV Category Manager, Ed Jones added; “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 the LEAF continuing to receive this kind of official recognition. Our electric LCV also continues to win new business customers with its all-round practicality and economic benefits.”

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