If you’re looking to go green, but don’t want a hybrid vehicle, it’s likely you’ve considered the 2019 Nissan LEAF. This all-electric vehicle is the best-selling option in its segment and has just been named the 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).
“As the pioneer of the world’s first, mass-market electric vehicle, we have a duty to offer Canadians an EV that offer more, and continues to spearhead the advancement of the zero-emission segment,” said Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “We have achieved that with the new Nissan LEAF, which provides the right range at the right price, offering a suite of advanced safety technology, and standard features specifically for Canada.”
To earn the title of Canadian Green Car of the Year, the LEAF had to meet the standard requirements for entry to the awards program, while also satisfying the additional criteria for fuel efficiency.
The LEAF was then put through rigorous testing by 64 AJAC journalists alongside other contestants. It was evaluated over a range of road surfaces and conditions throughout the year and at AJAC’s autumn Test Fest event.
The LEAF, which is currently available at Nissan Downtown, offers 147 horsepower from its all-electric powertrain. This EV utilizes a new lithium-ion battery back, allowing it to drive a range of 243 kilometres — an ample distance for your daily commute.