Nissan's fully electric vehicle, the LEAF, is European Car of the Year 2011.
The LEAF claimed the top prize ahead of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Opel Meriva.
The scores were as follows:
Nissan LEAF: 257 points
Alfa Romeo Giulietta: 248 points
Opel/Vauxhall Meriva: 244 points
Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max: 224 points
Citroën C3/DS3: 175 points
Volvo S60/V60: 145 points
Dacia Duster: 132 points
The LEAF will go on sale in Ireland early next year. You can read our review of the car here.