Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie recently took ownership of a new Nissan Leaf as part of our Green Fleet Programme. The Leaf will join our fleet of vehicles and it enjoys Zero Emissions as it is 100% Electric and has a range of 250Kms on a single charge – it can also be fast-charged to 80% in under 25 minutes. As there is no engine to service this means no issues with timing belt, clutch, gearbox, points or exhaust to replace.
In common with many companies Cartell.ie is concerned to protect our environment for future generations. We are looking to create a positive environmental impact by purchasing a fleet car which affords zero emissions. We also anticipate this vehicle will reduce our running costs significantly- possibly by as much as 82% over a diesel car. The Leaf should also reduce driver fatigue by affording stress-free driving assisted by a silent automatic drivetrain. The Leaf also moderates driver speed.
Cartell.ie has published many blogs about the market growth and development of electric vehicles. We were therefore delighted to do our bit of “future-proofing” by taking ownership of this Nissan Leaf. The Leaf featured in our extended blog on Electric vehicles in July 2014 following its break-out success in Norway when it was the most popular electric vehicle in Q1 2014 with 2,059 new vehicle sales. The Nissan LEAF is the world’s first purpose-designed, mass produced, 100 per cent electric car.
The Leaf is currently celebrating its 5th birthday so it felt especially appropriate in the year we celebrate our 10th Birthday to team up with Nissan and purchase a Leaf. This model has sold more than 200,000 units worldwide in those 5 years and it has been driven for more than 2 billion Kms. The Leaf stands for Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family. We can’t wait to test those attributes and post our results on this blog in future.