Nissan Leaf Drivers Power Up For Free
Nissan have announced that LEAF owners in London will be able to charge there cars up for free, as they launch the Source London charging network where owners will be able to access these charging points for free.
Nissan will give all LEAF owners who live within 40 miles of the Source London scheme point, 12 months free subscription when they purchase there LEAF before 31st December 2011. This is an additional saving to a LEAF owners, who does not pay London congestion charges or road tax. The Scheme will provide a city wide network of public charging points across London, over 1,300 charging points are to be installed by the end of 2013, they will be situated in public car parks, shopping and leisure centre’s, supermarkets and residential streets. To join the scheme it would normally cost £100, they then receive a card which accesses all the charging points regardless of which borough in London they live.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson fully supports the scheme and comments “I want to rapidly accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles and make London the epicentre of electric driving in Europe. Increasing numbers of motorists are opting for cleaner, greener electric transport, delivering a host of benefits to the driver including a £100 per cent congestion charge discount. This is set to deliver considerable environment benefits to our city”. “Through Source London we want to give drivers the confidence that they can plug into this fantastic new motoring technology”.
The Nissan LEAF has been on sale in the UK since March, and have a charge range of 110 miles as tested over the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).