That is the only pure electric vehicle in the shortlist.

World Car of the Year 2018 awards ceremony will take place this March at the New York International Auto Show. Next-gen Leaf is the only electric car to compete for the main award – the jury of motoring journalists claims, that the car got its perks because Nissan completely reinvented its popular EV.

However, the first generation Nissan Leaf was awarded the World Car of the Year in 2011 – and there is a huge chance its descendant may repeat the success.