The packed display area, including vehicles attached to the charging points in the corner of the car park, proved a magnet for both electric car enthusiasts and the inquisitive visitor alike. Andrew Morton, local business manager at Greenhous Nissan in Shrewsbury, was happy with the day saying: “It gave the public the opportunity to come along and chat about the benefits of electric vehicles, the technology and to dispel some of the un-warranted fears people have about this type of vehicle.
“Our new 30 kW LEAF has a range of 155 miles and is easy to charge at home and as well as at charging points which are often located at supermarkets and along the whole of the motorway network. Nissan are developing a new re-designed LEAF with expectations that it will be competitive on mileage with conventionally powered vehicles.”
The Nissan LEAF is the most popular electric vehicle on sale in the UK and across many parts of the world. An electric van is now becoming more popular with businesses that need a small vehicle for deliveries or servicing staff to visit within range of the company base, especially within towns and cities, but also in rural situations. The Nissan eNV-200 also comes as a Combi version carrying a crew as well as cargo. Nissan are conversing with the Government on making charging points more available.
In conclusion Andrew believes: “This type of show can only be beneficial as people are made more aware of the benefits of electric vehicles, how easy they are to drive and the positive impact they have on reducing environmental pollution. We are building customer confidence in the product and this is being translated into more test drives and sales of our Nissan electric vehicles.”
Visit Stretton Climate Care at www.strettonclimatecare.org.uk and to test drive electric vehicles go to www.greenhousnissan.co.uk