New Nissan Leaf wins first global award from CES

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 10 Nov 2017

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, before a crowd of tech industry experts in New York, the all-new, zero-emission Leaf has won its first major international award.

As confirmation of Nissan's leading investment in innovation, the Leaf with with ProPILOT and e-Pedal technologies bagged the ‘CES Best of Innovation award winner for Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology’, and ‘CES honoree for Tech for a Better World’ awards.

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 honored. 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 Leaf has already gone on sale in Japan and will be arriving at Nissan dealers in the US, Canada and Western Europe over the next two months.