Nissan LEAFs Lined Up and Ready to Charge
According to Click Green, "Nissan has more than doubled the size of its team of public sector electric vehicle fleet specialists to match the rising demand for its market-leading EV products."
This doubling comes as Nissan LEAF sales pick up steam worldwide and e-NV200 orders (largely from fleets) begins to be fulfilled.
Click Green adds:
Heading up the new-look team is National EV Manager, Karl Anders, who joins Nissan from the Energy Saving Trust where he served as Fleet Consultant and built an expert knowledge of the electric vehicle market.
Meanwhile, the duo of Ben Grocott (London and the South East) and Tony Machin (Midlands) have now been drafted in to join Clare Collings (Wales and the South West) and Matthew Downs (the North and Scotland) to strengthen the brand’s specialist fleet sales offering. All four come from a public sector background and understand the unique pressures of this sector.
We've long stated that fleets are where electric vehicles make the most economical sense. However, it's taken awhile for fleet operators to realize this and to take the leap into EVs.
Quoting Karl Anders:
“Most of us are coming out of recession but the public sector, particularly NHS Trusts and Local Authorities, are facing mounting budget, duty of care and air quality pressures.
“On top of this, the way many of these organizations are being restructured and travel requirements are changing means travel costs are going through the roof. Grey fleet, where staff uses their own private cars for business travel, is being relied upon much more and that’s usually pretty horrific both in terms of costs of travel, driver safety and emissions."
“For many of these organizations, the addition of electric vehicles to their fleet mix could provide a ready-made solution to many problems."
“Both the LEAF and e-NV200 tick many boxes for public sector fleet operators, not to mention the fact they are both exceptional and extremely practical vehicles in their own right.”
“Now we have expanded the team we will be able to work much more closely with those in the public sector and offer more extensive support at every stage of the process.”
Source: Click Green