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Nissan LEAF Is's Best Green Car of 2013

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-Editors praise the all-electric LEAF for range, practicality, refinement and value-

NASHVILLE, TN--April 19, 2013: The revamped 2013 Nissan LEAF has been named to the top spot on Kelley Blue Book's's list of 10 Best Green Cars of 2013. After driving and testing every significant "green" vehicle currently on the market, the experts at determined the newly redesigned LEAF offers the best value, range, refinement and value for eco-conscious consumers looking for the greenest car available.

"The 2013 Nissan LEAF marks a turning point in the electric vehicle movement with increased content at a reduced price that makes the vehicle competitive with traditional cars in its segment. We're seeing buyers diversify beyond early adopters, and, as the global leader in electric vehicles, Nissan is committed to providing affordable zero-emission options for the mass market," said Erik Gottfried, Nissan director of electric vehicle sales and marketing.

Now in its third model year, Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling, pure electric vehicle with nearly 60,000 sold worldwide. Recently redesigned to feature numerous customer-focused refinements and upgrades, the 2013 LEAF provides quicker available charging, improved range and more equipment levels. The 2013 LEAF range has an EPA range of 75 miles at a blended (or 'average') 90 percent charge, and customers who fully charge may get up to 83 miles of range. The range of available trim levels includes both a more attainable version and models with more premium amenities such as leather seating and BOSE energy-efficient audio.

Nissan announced earlier this year that U.S. pricing for the 2013 LEAF starts at $28,800, reducing the cost by 18 percent compared to the previous model year. Depending on location, some consumers may acquire the vehicle for as low as $18,800 by qualifying for federal and state tax credits, which makes LEAF competitive with gas-powered vehicles of its size. Nissan LEAF currently may be leased for $199 per month with $1,999 down for 36 months. Nissan now assembles the LEAF and the battery that powers it both in Tennessee.

As a leading provider of new and used car information, Kelley Blue Book's's 10 Best Green Cars list is released just in time for Earth Day for eco-friendly drivers in the market for a new car. To see's full list of the 10 Best Green Cars of 2013, visit 10 Best Green Cars .