03 Dec '11, 1pm

Nissan Leaf electric wins Japan car of the year

Nissan Leaf electric wins Japan car of the year

COO of Japanese automaker Nissan, Toshiyuki Shiga (right), receives the trophy for the 'Car of the Year Japan' for Nissan's electric vehicle Leaf at the Tokyo Motor Show on Dec 3, 2011. Nissan launched the Leaf electric vehicle last December and has sold 20,000 units globally. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese motor giant Nissan won Car of the Year Japan at the Tokyo Motor Show on Saturday for its Leaf electric model, its makers said, the first time an electric vehicle has picked up the award. Electric cars with cutting-edge green technology and vehicles remote-controlled by smartphones have been a star feature at this year's show, which runs till Dec 11 and features 179 exhibitors from a dozen countries. 'Nissan is proud to announce that its 100 per cent electric Leaf car has won the Japanese Car of the Year prize,' Japan's second-largest automaker said in a statement....

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