GreenCarReports Names the 2011 Nissan Leaf Its ‘Best Green Car to Buy 2011′

By jeff  |  November 16, 2010  |   press

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — GreenCarReports, the Web’s fastest growing green car information site, today named the 2011 Nissan Leaf its “Best Green Car to Buy 2011″ as part of its coverage of the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, which includes reporting, analysis, photography, as well as real-time Twitter coverage from the show floor.

GreenCarReports’ “Best Green Car to Buy Award” is chosen from a field of the most significant new vehicles with advanced fuel-saving technology, including stand-alone nameplates and single models alike. Editors judge the award using the same system sister site TheCarConnection employs to rate mainstream passenger cars and trucks, with environmental impact being the deciding factor in favor of the winner.

The 2011 Nissan Leaf makes history as the first mass-market electric vehicle offered for sale in the U.S., according to John Voelcker, Editor of GreenCarReports.  The Leaf was chosen from among finalists such as the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 2011 Lexus CT 200h, and the 2011 Honda CR-Z.

“The 2011 Leaf is a huge step for green car shoppers as they try to kick the oil habit and move on the grid,” Voelcker says. “The Leaf simply acts like any conventional passenger vehicle, but one with a purpose—to turn on car shoppers to electric cars, for once and for all.”

GreenCarReports reports on what’s coming in the auto industry’s future, and explains how the green movement matters to car shoppers today. The site is part of High Gear Media, a vertical publishing company publishing more premium automotive content than anyone in the world. Other High Gear Media web sites are also announcing awards as part the company’s L.A. Auto Show coverage. TheCarConnection, the company’s flagship car review site, has awarded the 2011 Hyundai Sonata its “Best Car to Buy 2011” Award. MotorAuthority, a luxury/performance website, has awarded the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and Wagon its “Best Performance/Luxury Car to Buy 2011” honors.

Fans and shoppers can follow more Los Angeles Auto Show coverage on Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenCarReports

Twitter: http://twitter.com/greencarreports

About High Gear Media

High Gear Media is a vertical publishing company publishing more premium automotive content than anyone in the world through websites targeting key buyer and vehicle segments. High Gear Media’s owned and operated network of premium automotive destinations have over 3 million visitors monthly and include its anchor site, TheCarConnection.com, its luxury site, MotorAuthority.com, green and electric car sites, GreenCarReports.com and AllCarsElectric.com, its family site FamilyCarGuide.com and its social media site SocialCarNews.com. High Gear Media’s editorial staff and over 250 contributors have written at publications such as Car and Driver, AOL Autos, AutoWeek, Automobile Magazine, and Wired.  The company’s content is syndicated to partners including Yahoo! Autos, Huffington Post, NASCAR.com, Discovery News, SpeedTV and The San Francisco Chronicle.   Independent automotive writers and people who are passionate about cars are invited to contribute content by visiting HighGearMedia.com.  High Gear Media is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. and received its funding from Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and DAG Ventures.