From Carl Benz’s one-cylinder two-stroke unit automobile to ultra-sophisticated battery-powered cars, the personal mode of transportation has come a long way in the last 130 years.

Unlike the first generation automobiles, the modern cars are more than just a means of transportation. They are rated for their performance, comfort, safety features, practicality, interior, exterior, aesthetics, connectivity, running costs, fuel efficiency, and other aspects. Their desirability and chances of sale depend on these factors.

The road to future is best traveled in an electric vehicle, especially an electric vehicle such as Nissan Leaf that has won two prestigious awards in two successive months.

Launched in October last year, seven years after the rollout of the first generation of the Nissan Leaf, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf is gaining popularity fast among new car owners and auto-sector pundits.

The future of the electric vehicle looks glittery bright after the recently-launched vehicle won.

2018 Driver Power Study’s Gold Supermini Award

Car owners in the UK opened their minds and hearts for the Japanese electric vehicle by making it the best electric vehicle of 2018 Driver Power Study.

Japanese Nissan Leaf became the first electric vehicle to bag the 2018 Driver Power Study’s Gold Supermini Award for highest customer satisfaction.

The electric car was placed in the top position in the Engine and Gearbox category and was placed in the third position in the MPG and Running Costs category.

UK-based Driver Power got this result of the Driver Power Automotive Customer Satisfaction by conducting a survey in which more than 80,000 respondents in the UK took part.

The Driver Power New Car scoring is based on average scores across nine judging categories:

* Engine and Gearbox

* Exterior

* Infotainment, Connectivity and Electrics

* Interior and Comfort

* MPG and Running Costs

* Practicality and Boot Space

* Reliability and Build Qualify

* Safety Features

As Driver Power puts it, Nissan LEAF provides an eco-friendly, cost-effective and smooth journey.

Nissan Leaf won the Gold Supermini Award just weeks after winning the

Prestigious '2018 World Green Car' title

Last month, the new 2018 Nissan LEAF became the first battery-powered electric vehicle to win the “2018 World Green Car” title at the New York Auto Show.

Daniele Schillaci, executive VP of global marketing and sales at Nissan’s Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business expressed his gratitude to the jury, who honored the electric vehicle with the prestigious title.

Journey so far

Nissan Leaf has emerged as the best-selling electric vehicle with over 300,000 units sold all over the world and 100,000 units sold in Japan from the time of the launch of the vehicle.

Nissan Leaf is based on the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, featuring ProPILOT self- driving technology and e-Pedal technology.