100% Electric Nissan LEAF Becomes The First Electric Car To Join Motability Scheme
Nissan have announced that there 100% electric LEAF is to join the Motability Scheme, allowing the schemes 620,000 current users the opportunity to explore zero emission motoring.
The LEAF which is built in the UK is now available from just a £999 advance payment (AP). For £1,299 AP customers can upgrade to the a Acenta model which features Nissan’s CARWINGS telematics system as well as useful features such as auto lights and wipers, cruise control and a colour reversing camera. The Tekna grade which is at the top of the range is available for £1,999 AP and features added include BOSE audio, 360 degree Around View Monitor and leather heated seats.
Whichever LEAF model customers choose, they can look forward to waving goodbye to petrol stations and saying hello to instantaneous power delivery and a peaceful driving experience. A fully charged LEAF can give 124 miles range and costs from around £2, (depending upon time of day and night tariff) meaning that a distance of 10,000 mile drivers can expect to save around £1,000 that would otherwise have been spent on the forecourt.
Currently British Gas are offering a 16 Amp data enabled Home Charging Unit (HCU) which will charge LEAF from empty to full in 8 hours.
As the LEAF has been a purpose-built electric vehicle from the ground up, the neat packaging of its lithium-ion batteries means there is no compromise on boot space; in fact, with 370 litres on Visia and Acenta grades it has more luggage space than a Ford Focus.
The Nissan brand is already a popular choice with Motability Customers, with a range well suited to a variety of Motability needs. The introduction of the new LEAF brings something fresh to the scheme’s existing customers.
The Motability Scheme is directed and overseen by Motability, a national charity, and enables those people receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement to lease a vehicle through the scheme.
As a Motability Premier Partner, each of Nissan’s 200 plus dealerships has a minimum of two trained Motability sales and aftersales specialists who will use their Motability Scheme experience with Juke, Micra, Note, NV200 Combi, Qashqai and Qashqai+2 to discuss options with interested customers.
Jon Pollock, Nissan GB sales director said: “We’re proud that the Nissan LEAF has delivered another first ahead of its rivals to become the first 100% electric car on the Motability Scheme. With a starting Advance Payment of just £999 and Motability Scheme specialists at each of our dealerships, getting behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and enjoying low running costs has never been easier.”