NISSAN has signed an industry-leading partnership with Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for the network that keeps the lights on for 3.9 million homes and businesses across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.
The two organisations, through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), will work together to explore a range of innovation projects over the next six years. Continue Reading
Electric vehicle advocate Plug In Adventures has created a specially modified Nissan LEAF that will be the first all-electric car to enter the Mongol Rally*, driving 10,000 miles / 16,000 km from the UK to Mongolia in summer 2017.
Dubbed the LEAF AT-EV (All Terrain Electric Vehicle), the vehicle is based on a standard 30kWh Nissan LEAF Acenta, which offers a range of up to 155 miles / 250 km on a single charge**. Key modifications have been made to better equip the car once it reaches the more remote parts of the journey. Continue Reading
AN ABANDONED newborn lamb has been given a new lease of life thanks to the all-electric Nissan LEAF and a heated car seat.
The woolly youngster was found by keen rock-climber and all-round outdoor enthusiast Glyn Hudson and his partner, Amy Underwood Thompson, as they were fell running in north Wales around the Llŷn Peninsula.
Seeing the animal had lost its mother and was wet and cold, Glyn had the brainwave to keep it warm by placing it on the LEAF’s heated car seat as they returned home.
They contacted a nearby farmer, who was more than happy to see it re-homed at a local farm later that day.
Glyn, who bought a Nissan LEAF in December following great reviews from his business co-founder at OpenEnergyMonitor.org, said: “I take a great interest in monitoring and reducing energy consumption, and the LEAF allows us to live and work in rural Snowdonia while keeping our carbon footprint to the minimum.
“Better still, the heated car seat was perfect at keeping the newborn lamb nice and warm — it was a little bit sad to say goodbye but I’m glad we helped.”
The multi-award winning Nissan LEAF, also the UK’s best-selling 100% electric vehicle, costs an average of just 2p per mile to run, ensuring that Glyn can enjoy his outdoor pursuits while keeping motoring costs to a minimum.
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
Since its launch in 2010, more than 250,000 award-winning Nissan LEAFs have been sold worldwide. Here are just a short list of the many reasons as to why you should consider purchasing a LEAF as your next car.