Nissan LEAF wins Design Excellence Award

The new Nissan LEAF has won the coveted gold in the Good Design Awards. For the category of product design for its outstanding design & innovation.

The LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle – and the spear head of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM), and the company’s vision for the evolution of how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

Good Design Australia evaluated the new Nissan LEAF according to a strict set of criteria which covered ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. In order to win a Good Design Award, the LEAF had to demonstrate excellence in these areas and convince the Jury it was worthy of gold. 

The Judges were impressed by Nissan’s electric vehicle approach, the advancements made between the generations, along with the LEAF’s bi-directional charging capabilities. The advanced bi-directional charging capability, which enables the process known as vehicle to grid.

Meaning the LEAF can put power back into your household or even energy grid, as well as take power out. As such, the LEAF is equipped to play a significant role in the smart electricity grid of the future.

Nissan is a pioneer in the field of affordable electric mobility and has led the charge to jump-start consumer acceptance and take-up of EVs around the world

Good Design Australia judge Ged Bulmer.

“This second-generation LEAF delivers meaningful improvements in both performance and range over its predecessor.

The Nissan LEAF has been re-engineered for its second generation combing greater range with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility features; The e-Pedal, Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian protection, Intelligent Around-View™ Monitor with Moving Object Detection, advanced Drive-Assist™ display and more.

Nissan was delighted to accept this prestigious design award for new Nissan LEAF, a key part of its electrification-focused future mobility plan.

You can find out more about the Nissan LEAF here. If you are interested in pre-ordering the LEAF you can contact Nissan NZ here.

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