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Prize-winner Ian’s Nissan LEAF is the perfect partner for busy life

LONDON,UK, (16th May, 2018) – A NHS employee and youth club leader has driven away a new Nissan LEAF, after winning a competition run by leading automotive magazine Auto Express.

Ian Bryant, 49, of Wraysbury near Windsor, was presented with the keys to a pearl black 40kWh LEAF at West Way Hanwell, West London. Ian will also have a PodPoint home charging unit fitted at his family home for the year-long prize.

Ian will be using the LEAF for his daily commute to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital — where he is Deputy Director of IT — as well as providing transport to youngsters at the youth club he runs twice a month.

“I’ve never owned an electric vehicle before and I’m really excited to get started, although I am anticipating the lack of any noise is going to take some getting used to!” Ian said. “It’s a very cool car and I expect the youth club will be impressed!

“I commute around 30 miles a day, and as I said in my competition entry, if this car can work for me and my lifestyle, it’ll work for everyone.”

Auto Express editor-in-chief Steve Fowler, who presented the keys, said; “I’m actually really jealous of Ian as he drives away the new Nissan LEAF — it’s a fantastic car and one of the most popular with our readers. We’re delighted for him though and hope he has a great year of driving ahead.”

To find out more about the new Nissan LEAF, which is priced from £25,190 (including government grant) — a 100% electric vehicle with innovations including e-Pedal, ProPilot driver assistance technology and the NissanConnect EV app — visit www.nissan.co.uk

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About Nissan in the UK

  • Nissan Sunderland Plant produces the Nissan Qashqai, Juke, Infiniti Q30 and the 100% electric Nissan LEAF
  • Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012
  • Total plant volume since 1986 stands at more than 9 million units with 80 per cent of production exported to over 100 markets worldwide
  • Total investment made and announced since then is over £4.0 billion
  • 495,645 units were produced at Sunderland plant in 2017
  • Employment in Nissan’s UK design studio (Paddington, London), technical centre (Cranfield Bedfordshire), manufacturing plant (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) and sales and marketing operations (Maple Cross, Hertfordshire) now totals more than 8,000.
  • A further 28,000 jobs in Nissan’s UK supply chain and 4,000 in its UK dealer network takes the total British jobs supported by Nissan to more than 40,000

 

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

 

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram,Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

About Nissan in Europe

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 660,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle. Pursuing a goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities on the road, Nissan is leading the field with its vision of Intelligent Mobility. Designed to guide Nissan’s product and technology pipeline, this 360 degree approach to the future of mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe.

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