The new Nissan LEAF has taken top honours at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) annual CES Unveiled ceremony, presented by the Consumer Technology Association.
With the announcement of the Best of Innovation award winners for 2018 in New York, the new, zero-emission Nissan LEAF won its first major international award.
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.
“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.”
The new Nissan LEAF brings a compelling package of everyday-useful innovations and technologies to more people worldwide than any electric vehicle has done before. The car is helping make the world a better place not only through innovation, but also through accessibility to more people. 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. It is expected in South Africa during 2018.