2011 New York Auto Show International
April 23, 2011 by staff
2011 New York Auto Show, Leaf Nissan, a car-sized five-door hatchback manufactured by Nissan electric, won the 2011 World Car of the Year in the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 21, 2011, ahead of Audi A8 and the BMW 5 Series.
Nissan Leaf, which SHEET means “leader, environmentally friendly, affordable family vehicle,” was chosen from an initial entry of 39 new vehicles worldwide, then down to the last three.
The winning vehicles at the auto show is based on the hands of an international jury of 66 automotive journalists from higher level than 24 countries worldwide, with each member jury appointed by the World Car Steering Committee.
Apparently, Audi A8 and the BMW 5 Series were the other two finalists, in which the candidate cars should have been available in the market by at least two continents and 1 in 2010 to 30 May 2011.
President and CEO of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, said in the report:
“It’sa great joy that the first mass marketed electric vehicles, the Nissan LEAF, has won the prestigious 2011 World Car of the Year.”
Nissan Leaf was designated as the first mass-produced electric car, and takes about 8 hours to be recharged at a power supply 220-240V and produces zero tailpipe emissions, with a maximum speed of 90 mph even though Nissan said can reach over 100 mph at full load. As an electric car produces no exhaust pollution or emissions of greenhouse gases in the operating point and reduces dependence on oil.
Among other awards and recognitions, Nissan Leaf won the 2010 Green Car Vision Award 2011 and the European Car of the Year and ranks as the most efficient vehicle for the EPA certified for all fuels ever.
Other winners of the New York World Car of the year were Ferrari 458 Italy 2011 World Car Award performance of the car, Chevrolet Volt for 2011 World Green Car Award
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