Nissan LEAF Is's Best Green Car of 2013

               Nissan LEAF Is's Best Green Car of 2013

-Editors praise the all-electric LEAF for range, practicality, refinement and

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 19, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The revamped 2013 Nissan LEAF
has been named to the top spot on Kelley Blue Book's's list of 10 Best
Green Cars of 2013. After driving and testing every significant "green"
vehicle currently on the market, the experts at determined the newly
redesigned LEAF offers the best value, range, refinement and value for
eco-conscious consumers looking for the greenest car available.


"The 2013 Nissan LEAF marks a turning point in the electric vehicle movement
with increased content at a reduced price that makes the vehicle competitive
with traditional cars in its segment. We're seeing buyers diversify beyond
early adopters, and, as the global leader in electric vehicles, Nissan is
committed to providing affordable zero-emission options for the mass market,"
said Erik Gottfried, Nissan director of electric vehicle sales and marketing.

Now in its third model year, Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling, pure
electric vehicle with nearly 60,000 sold worldwide. Recently redesigned to
feature numerous customer-focused refinements and upgrades, the 2013 LEAF
provides quicker available charging, improved range and more equipment levels.
The 2013 LEAF range has an EPA range of 75 miles at a blended (or 'average')
90 percent charge, and customers who fully charge may get up to 83 miles of
range. The range of available trim levels includes both a more attainable
version and models with more premium amenities such as leather seating and
BOSE energy-efficient audio.

Nissan announced earlier this year that U.S. pricing for the 2013 LEAF starts
at $28,800, reducing the cost by 18 percent compared to the previous model
year. Depending on location, some consumers may acquire the vehicle for as low
as $18,800 by qualifying for federal and state tax credits, which makes LEAF
competitive with gas-powered vehicles of its size. Nissan LEAF currently may
be leased for $199 per month with $1,999 down for 36 months. Nissan now
assembles the LEAF and the battery that powers it both in Tennessee.

As a leading provider of new and used car information, Kelley Blue Book's's 10 Best Green Cars list is released just in time for Earth Day for
eco-friendly drivers in the market for a new car. To see's full list
of the 10 Best Green Cars of 2013, visit

About Kelley Blue Book (
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valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and
the industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective
values in the industry on its top-rated website, including its
famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values and Fair Purchase
Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week. The
company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and
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companies as well as governmental agencies. provides consumer pricing
and information on cars for sale, minivans, pickup trucks, sedan, hybrids,
electric cars, and SUVs. Kelley Blue Book Co. Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of AutoTrader Group.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.comand, or visit the Americas media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to
developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a
comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A
pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction
of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle
and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious
2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at

SOURCE Nissan North America

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