Gotta love this UK built car, the British-built Nissan Leaf which offers 2.5p a mile motoring has become the first all-electric vehicle to be crowned European ‘Car of the Year’ for 2011.
Judges said the pollution free ‘green’ car, which can be charged from the domestic household mains, was the first electric vehicle to match conventional petrol cars and didn’t drive like a milk-float.
The ground-breaking Leaf goes on sale in Britain and Europe from the beginning of next year and is scheduled to be built in Britain at Nissan’s Sunderland plant, which employs 4,900, from 2013. It is already being built in Japan.
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