The Nissan LEAF has won the annual ‘Best Electric Car” award from UK-based DieselCar and EcoCar magazine.

The LEAF competed against 175 low-emission models in real-world conditions, ranking all on the basis of a scoring system.

“If you want a barometer of the electric vehicle landscape, you can’t do much better than have a look at the new LEAF, said DieselCar and EcoCar magazine editor Ian Robertson. If you do, you’ll see the huge progress Nissan has made with the latest-generation car, now boasting a range of up to 168 miles WLTP combined cycle (or 235 miles using the outgoing NEDC test).

“Since the LEAF’s UK debut in 2011, it has set the standard by which all other mainstream electric vehicles are measured, “ added Alex Smith, managing director of Nissan GB. “Whilst other car makers work on launching their first generation EV, this official recognition by the DieselCar and EcoCar judges for our second generation LEAF, further cements the model’s position as the benchmark in the segment.”

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The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best selling electric car, despite a slow down in U.S. sales in 2018 and growth in Europe, with Norway being the leading delivery market. Once delivering upwards of 3,000 units monthly in the U.S. in 2014, sales dropped to 1,171 units in April 2018 amidst increased competition.

On the spec side, it delivers 40 percent more range than its previous version, topping out at 151 miles per charge. Other awards and accolades collected by the LEAF over the past two years include Kelley Blue Book’s Lowest 5 Year Cost to Own award, CES Best of Innovation in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Tech category, and the Texas Auto Writers Association 2018 Best in Technology award for its Propilot Assist suite.