2011 Nissan Leaf picked as World Car of the Year

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The 2011 Nissan Leaf has been named the 2011 World Car of the Year this morning. It beat out the other two top finalists, 2011 Audi A8 and 2011 BMW 5 Series.

Indeed, the 2011 Nissan Leaf deserved this award. The 2011 Nissan Leaf pure-electric car was introduced just last year, and it has racked up more sales than any other pure-electric vehicles. Not only the Nissan Leaf is efficient, it is affordable as well.

Last year, the 2010 Volkswagen Polo took home this award. And this year, voters have even higher expectations in terms of emissions and fuel power. As a result, the 2011 Nissan won the World Car of the Year by meeting these higher standards.

Oddly, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt was named North American Car of the Year, while the Leaf was just a runner-up. Talk about favoritism. We have seen too many mixed information about the Chevrolet Volt’s fuel rating numbers and its classification: Is a hybrid or pure-electric? Does it have a 32-mile range on pure-electric or 230-mile range? Is $33,500 or $41,000? Well, you get the drift.

So we want to congratulates the 2011 Nissan Leaf on its pure-electric range of 100 miles and at an affordable $32,780*.