Vospers Leads Electric Revolution

Published: 4.02.2014

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Leading South West car dealer Vospers has added six all-electric Nissan LEAFs to its customer fleet as it seeks to spearhead a motoring revolution in the region.

The family-run dealer group will use the British-built model - the world's bestselling electric car - to switch local drivers on to the benefits of mains-powered motoring.

 Capable of covering 124 miles on a single charge and costing just two pence per mile to run, the multi award-winning LEAF is growing in popularity, with more than 100,000 sales globally and 3,000 in the UK,

But, so far, the South West has been slow to pick up the electric pace.

And now the team at Vospers’ Nissan showroom at Marsh Mills motor park in Plymouth is determined to change all that by putting local drivers behind the wheel as often as possible.

To that end, the six new LEAF customer cars will be available for 24-hour test drives and for use as courtesy cars.

The dealership has also installed one of the region’s first rapid charging units, which can fully charge the LEAF in just 30 minutes, on its forecourt.

Adam Preston, Sales Manager at Vospers Nissan, said: “The LEAF is a fantastic car that’s proved phenomenally successful all over the world but, for some reason, motorists in the South West haven’t caught on yet.

“We know they’ll love the car when they drive it and so we want to give them as much opportunity to do so as possible. That’s why we added these six LEAFs to our fleet.

“Hopefully, by exposing motorists to the LEAF we’ll be able to do our bit to change attitudes and promote cleaner, more efficient motoring in the region.”

Vospers Group Chairman, Peter Vosper, added: ‘The LEAF is a great car to drive and it’s something different to the norm.

“It’s true that people have got misconceptions about what electric cars are like, but I think that can change.

“People don’t realise how easy it is to run an electric car and they think a range of just over 100 miles is not enough when in fact most people don’t drive that in a week.

“People can also have specialist chargers installed at their homes for free and that makes living with a LEAF even easier.”

A practical and well-equipped family hatchback, the Nissan LEAF is available from £15,990 RRP or £119 per month.

To book a test drive in a Nissan LEAF, or for more information, call Vospers Nissan now on 01752 636444.

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