It has to be said I’m facsinated by the electric car thing.

I remember the craze at school for radio controlled cars, they were THE things to have.

The fact that in todays age you can actually sit in one powered by batteries and drive yourself around is still a bit bonkers to me.

From a humble Renault Zoe or Nissan leaf, I can deny, I want to know more.

So it’s with interest I read that the Nissan Leaf has just won the ‘Best Used Electric Car’ in the Driving Electric Awards for 2020!

It’s fun salivating over the next electric supercar but remember these are the workhorses for the masses.

The Nissan LEAF (2018>) has been named the ‘Best Used Electric Car’ in the Driving Electric 2020 Awards which celebrate the best hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric cars on sale today.

Vicky Parrott, associate editor, DrivingElectric said; “As you might expect from the world’s best-selling electric car, there’s no shortage of examples on the used market. They represent superb value for money, and buyers will enjoy a spacious and comfortable car that’s easy to live with. It’s the perfect affordable entry into the world of electric cars.”

James Bird, LEAF product manager, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. added; “We’re delighted by this latest award win for the Nissan LEAF which reinforces the car’s position as not just the first EV of choice for new car buyers, but also the thousands of used car purchasers making the switch to electric. More good news for those buyers is thanks to the demand for second-hand EVs, such as the LEAF, means they hold their value better than almost any other market segment.”

Since Nissan launched the first-generation LEAF in 2010, creating the first mass-market electric vehicle, EV technology has continually improved, with the latest models both affordable and practical for the vast majority of car buyers.

The second-generation LEAF, launched in 2018, is the icon of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy; featuring driving assistance technologies such as ProPILOT and ProPILOT Park, and the unique e-Pedal which allows drivers to start, accelerate and decelerate to a complete stop simply through the operation of one pedal.

Customers also benefit from Nissan’s new NissanConnect infotainment system, with larger 8” touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® and AndroidAuto®. An upgraded navigation system features TomTom LIVE premium traffic and route optimisation, as well as the inbuilt Online Map Update facility and Chargers Location functionality.