Nissan has been named Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the Energy Saving Trust's Fleet Hero Awards.
The manufacturer picked up the honour for its ongoing leadership of the ULEV sector in the face of growing competition from other carmakers.
The award's judges were impressed that the pioneering 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF the world's bestselling electric car is becoming ever more popular with fleet operators and business car drivers everywhere.
They also applauded Nissan's continued commitment to electric vehicle technology with the launch earlier this year of the all-electric e-NV200 van, a vehicle with the potential to revolutionise the commercial vehicle sector.
Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: "The Fleet Hero Awards is one of the key events on the sustainable transport calendar and they go from strength to strength each year.
"This year's winners show just what is possible for running efficient fleets and supplying innovative products and services. They are the pioneers setting the standards for others to follow."
Barry Beeston, Corporate Sales Director at Nissan, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been honoured in this way by the Energy Saving Trust.
"The LEAF and the e-NV200 have picked up dozens of industry awards between them but this award is particularly special as it recognises the contribution Nissan has made to the success of electric vehicles in the UK and our ongoing commitment to providing the fleet sector with desirable and practical vehicles which offer a simple and cost effective solution to lowering emissions."
by: Becca Chaplin