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2019 Nissan LEAF Wins Best Electric Vehicle in KBB’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

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The 2019 Nissan LEAF earned the award for Best Electric Vehicle from Kelley Blue Book’s 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. The award was presented at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show to Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America Inc
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The 2019 Nissan LEAF has used its electric power, responsive performance, and extensive list of infotainment technologies to win over the experts at Kelley Blue Book, who just named the popular EV the Best Electric Vehicle in its 2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.

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“With its long range, on-board fast-charging system and extensive dealer network, Nissan’s 2019 Leaf EV may entice doubters to try an EV for the first time,” says KBB. “What they will discover is instantaneous power delivery from the motor. The Leaf is snappy right off the line and has excellent mid-range passing power.”

This is the second year in a row that the Nissan LEAF has earned the top prize from KBB, which was presented to Nissan executive Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc., at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

“Running with a 147-horsepower motor that slathers a healthy 236 lb-ft of accelerative torque to the front wheels, the Nissan LEAF is now capable of turning in 150 miles of range on a single charge,” says KBB. “If you have access to a Quick Charging point, you can get 80 percent of that charge done in just 40 minutes. We’d recommend installing a 240-volt charging unit at home to get the charge done overnight.”

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The 2019 Nissan LEAF is available at three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. It boasts standard features such as a 7-inch information display, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, Bluetooth® streaming audio, and automatic emergency braking. The NissanConnect® system with 7-inch touch-screen display and navigation assistance as well as smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available.

News Source: KBB

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