The new Nissan LEAF has taken top honors at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) annual CES Unveiled ceremony, presented by the Consumer Technology Association.

With the announcement of the Best of Innovation award winners for 2018, before a crowd of tech industry experts in New York, the all-new, zero-emission Nissan LEAF won its first major international award. Nissan is aiming for many more to come.

As confirmation of Nissan’s leading investment in innovation, the Nissan LEAF 100% electric vehicle with ProPILOT (known as ProPILOT Assist in North America) and e-Pedal technologies took the following honors, including CES Best of Innovation award winner for Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology and CES honoree for Tech for a Better World.

Each year, the Consumer Technology Association announces its CES Best of Innovation award winners as part of the buildup to the January CES in Las Vegas. Nissan and the association will put on a special display of the new Nissan LEAF at the 2018 show.

Nissan LEAF: Propelling the future NOW

The new Nissan LEAF brings a compelling package of everyday-useful innovations and technologies to more people worldwide than any electric vehicle has done before. The car is helping make the world a better place not only through innovation, but also through accessibility to more people. Additional capabilities such as vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid integration (availability depending on market) help owners know they can waste less and give back more.

n looks, the New LEAF’s design expresses Nissan’s forward-thinking attitude and its pioneering approach to replacing the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. It is inspired by the IDS Concept car, first shown at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

The interior features a roomy, open cabin with the brand’s “Gliding Wing” design language. The redesigned driver information display has a simple, light configuration without excessive decoration. Highlights include a signature vibrant blue stitching on the seats, door trim, armrest and steering; blue, illuminated vehicle start/stop button; shift knob finisher; and a redesigned center console.

Overall interior quality has also been enhanced. A matte chrome finish with a high-quality feel has been applied to the rim of the steering wheel, wrapped in genuine leather, and the center display, making for consistent brightness and quality of each metal finisher. Matte and glossy shades of black have been carefully applied in the air conditioner control panel and the vent grille, creating an advanced, precise interface and a comfortable cabin. Other important interior amenities comprise the redesigned front console, dual cup holders, a power switch, and an energy efficient air-conditioning and heating systems.

As an all-EV vehicle, the new Nissan LEAF takes up the e-powertrain, which offers improved energy efficiency and increased torque and power output. The new e-powertrain delivers an exhilarating, linear driving performance with a power output of 147 horsepower, 38 percent more than the previous-generation LEAF. Torque has been increased 26 percent to 319 Nm, resulting in improved acceleration. Even with the additional power output, the new LEAF’s driving range has been increased. The car’s new lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 240 km (150 miles), which should satisfy the daily driving needs of the majority of LEAF owners.

Nissan LEAF: On sale in Japan and North America

The new Nissan LEAF is on sale in Japan and will be arriving at Nissan dealers in the U.S. and Canada over the next two months. For European market, production starts next month, with sales roll out in February 2018.