Nissan announced that its "holistic approach to promote the adoption of Nissan LEAF electric vehicle and zero-emission mobility" was selected for the "Good Design Award 2010 BEST15" and nominated for "Good Design Grand Award."
Nissan LEAF, the world's first mass-market EV employs a design concept called "Smart Fluidity", with the main body achieving the ultimate level of flowing lines and aerodynamics externally while absorbing the compact lithium-ion battery beneath the floor internally.
Its uniquely elegant exterior styling with a low front end characterized by a V-shaped design, large LED (light-emitting diode) head lights and recessed charging port give it that exclusive Nissan EV look.
Adding to this distinct persona are advanced electronic devices such as a flat panel center cluster for the special IT system, an easily operated mouse-type electric shift lever and futuristic interior design.
This award was given not only because of admiration for the design of the vehicle but Nissan's overall holistic approach to design "Life with EV."
In this approach, Nissan, aiming to promote a sustainable zero-emission society, is working on forming partnership with countries, cities and electricity firms, production of lithium-ion batteries, second-life use of used batteries, use of recycled materials for EV, production and sales of self-developed quick chargers, developing charging infrastructure and standardization of charging methods.