Nissan LEAF Wins Green Hero at Electrifying Awards 2022

This award recognises Nissan's Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, with a 1bn UK investment in sustainable, EV Technologies and of course the global success of the fantastic, Nissan LEAF and the world's first mass produced EV when Nissan launched in 2010.

A panel of 5-strong judges ranked Nissan as the best performing EV Brand, noting its long history of pioneering electric vehicles!

Nissan have many examples of positive economical action such as: long-established solar & wind farms, recycling initiatives as well as a shorter supply chain created by local production. It was also noted of Nissan's EV36Zero plans, just recently announce and of those plans actually becoming reality rather than only existing on paper.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, SVP for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management at Nissan Europe, said: “We are delighted to receive this award for our pioneering work with electric vehicles since 2010, including the Nissan LEAF, which is proudly built by our manufacturing team here in the UK.

“As our recent EV36Zero announcements show, Nissan is investing £1bn into sustainable and future-proof manufacturing in Sunderland as part of a global plan to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the lifecycle of its products by 2050.

“We would like to thank the team for this award and all the great work that they are doing to advance awareness and importance of sustainability in the automotive industry.”#

The Committee of the Awards consists of:

• Ginny Buckley, Founder and CEO of
• Charlie Simpson, UK Future Mobility Lead, Advanced Manufacturing and Mobility, Ernst & Young
• Dr Andy Palmer, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Switch Mobility, Chairman Inobat
• Tom Barnard, Editor-in-chief,
• Laura Leyland, Head of Department for Engineering at Birmingham City University

Judges were provided with evidence that they assessed provided by all manufacturers in the UK, and determine success by criteria. These include progression to Carbon Neutrality, efforts towards use of rare-earth materials; recyclability and use of recyclable, auditing supply chains and last but not least, work to improve vehicle logistics effectively.

Ginny Buckley, Founder and CEO of, said: “Nissan was a trailblazer with its electric cars and is now at the forefront of moving to sustainable production.

“Consumers are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint with research showing that two out of three people are concerned about the environmental impact of how their car was made. Our Green Hero award will help car buyers looking for clarity in this area and shine a light on the great work Nissan is doing.”