Category: electric

12 Sep


Plug-In Adventures Completes Mongol Rally

SCOTTISH husband and wife team Chris and Julie Ramsey, aka Plug In Adventures, have become the first entrants to complete the Mongol Rally in an all-electric vehicle – a modified 2016 Nissan LEAF dubbed the AT-EV (All-Terrain Electric Vehicle).

The history makers crossed the epic cross-Continental rally finish line in Ulan-Ude on Saturday (9 September).

Chris and Julie left the rally start line at Goodwood Motor Circuit in the UK on Sunday 16 July and travelled 8,000 miles through 13 countries, charging their car 111 times for less than £100 in electricity costs to reach the Siberian finish line, just north of the border with Mongolia. Continue Reading

22 Jun


Nissan LEAF: So, you’re thinking Electric…why else would you be here?

Manufactured in Sunderland, the Nissan LEAF has just recorded its 20,000th U.K sale and with ever changing attitudes and evolving infrastructure, there has never been a better time to switch to the electric side of driving. Think zero emissions, reduced fuel costs, game-changing technology and you’ll be on the road to an electric future.

You’d be forgiven in thinking ‘yeah, but’, when it comes to buying a Nissan LEAF. So, let us run you through a few ‘yeah buts’ of our own. Continue Reading

22 Mar


EV’s: Are they better & cheaper than Petrol or Diesel Cars

Today, the majority of us are looking to do our bit for the environment through our everyday actions. Many of us now recycle, lift share, and have even ditched the aerosol cans, more than not, people are actively doing something to help in the conservation of our surroundings. One thing that is definitely becoming increasingly available and popular is the use of electric vehicles. As awareness of issues concerning the environment grow so does the interest in ways in which to protect and conserve. Environmentally-minded motorists are showing a marked interest in increasing the use of vehicles that say no to the use of fossil fuels and their associated carbon emissions. Continue Reading

19 Apr


Arresting Stats Lead West Midlands Police to Renew Nissan LEAF lease

West Midlands Police has renewed the lease on its fleet of 30 all-electric Nissan LEAFs after the British-built cars saved tens of thousands of pounds on fuel and cut carbon emissions by hundreds of tonnes.

The force took delivery of its first LEAFs in 2013 in what was at the time the largest ever UK fleet deal for Nissan’s pioneering and market-leading electric vehicle.

Now it has replaced those original 30 cars with the new 30kWh LEAF – which benefits from an extended 155-mile range – after West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson renewed the lease deal with West Way Nissan.

He took the decision after the LEAFs, which are used to transport officers to set appointments with members of the public rather than respond to 999 emergencies, proved their worth in service.

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Since joining West Midlands Police in 2013, its fleet of 30 LEAFs has:

  • Covered 700,000 miles
  • Saved £68,000 in fuel costs
  • Reduced carbon emissions by circa 200 tonnes

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, said: “Anything that helps us save money in the current climate is most welcome and I am pleased to approve this new lease.

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“As well as being greener, the Nissan LEAF costs a fraction of the cost per mile to run compared to a diesel or petrol car.

“They have the added bonus of being British built in Sunderland and being much greener.”

Karl Anders, National EV Manager at Nissan Motor (GB), said: “More and more local authorities and public sector organisations across the UK are turning to Nissan’s market-leading electric vehicles to meet their fleet needs.

“Both the LEAF and e-NV200 can have a significant impact on reducing running and whole-life costs as well as well as helping organisations significantly cut their carbon emissions.”