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Nissan Leaf joins Fire and Rescue Service

April 29, 2013 by Perrys Content Team in News

Nissan has delivered one of its frugal electric Nissan Leaf vehicles to County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) as part of a long term agreement set to kick in this summer.

As part of a movement to cut its carbon footprint, CDDFRS approached Nissan for help, looking for assistance to enhance efficiency across all areas of its operations.

The Nissan Leaf is famed for its zero emissions and high levels of practicality – bridging credentials of the daily commute with ultra-efficiency.

The staff of CDDFRS picked up their Leaf from Nissan’s Sunderland plant and has already praised the Leaf for its low running costs and ease of use. They have also said that the Leaf easily allows them to cover the region on a single charge.

Andie MacKay, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service head of asset management said: “Nissan’s environmental policy and philosophy is reflective of our ecological vision to be a leading example in the community with a sustainable road transport fleet.

“It is hoped the partnership will bring enterprise benefits to both parties; the manufacturer of choice for an emergency service and the fire and rescue service aligning itself with a major employer and forward-thinking organisation in the area.”

The CDDFRS is using the Nissan Leaf to transport staff and guests from its headquarters in Framwellgate Moor to offices and fire stations.

As well as improving efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint, the use of the Nissan Leaf will also allow CDDFRS to save money save on running costs. This money can then be reinvested into other areas.

New headquarters for CDDFRS are currently being finalised at Belmont, County Durham ready for the full move in the summer. The Belmont headquarters will appropriately accommodate the Nissan leaf with three electric charging points dotted around the site.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan’s Vice President for Manufacturing in the UK said: “The 100% electric Nissan Leaf is becoming the vehicle of choice for more and more fleet operators who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and insulate themselves from rising fuel costs.

For more information on the Nissan Leaf, visit your local Perrys Nissan Dealership in Blackburn.

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