MAINTAINING and promoting the green spaces of Milton Keynes is the main aim of The Parks Trust, and now they’ve got the perfect automotive partner for the job — the all-electric Nissan LEAF.
Thanks to a deal through Glyn Hopkin, The Parks Trust has added four all-electric LEAFs to its fleet to transport staff around the 6,000 acres of green space it manages, from woodland areas, river valleys, public parks and other landscaped green spaces.
The LEAFs bring the Trust’s fleet of vehicles to 20, and make up 30% of its entire fleet, and thanks to their deal with Glyn Hopkin, the cars are cost-neutral.
The vehicles, all powered by 24kWh batteries, are charged by the Trust’s Chargemaster RAPID charger at its main office. Further chargers are set to be fitted at its other depots soon.
The Parks Trust’s Finance Director Gavin Gager, said: “The acquisition of the Nissan LEAFs was driven by a desire to improve our carbon footprint and decrease the negative impact on the environment by our fleet vehicles.
“Thanks to Glyn Hopkin and by working closely with Nissan, we were able to introduce these cars as a cost neutral exercise. As a self-financing charity it is very important that we can meet our environmental targets and aspire to be an eco-friendly organisation, while also being able to fulfil our park management priorities. The Nissan Leaf vehicles have been very well received by our employees and are performing perfectly.”
Chris Howells, Glyn Hopkin’s EV Business Development Manager, said: “As a company we are looking at the bigger picture and going forward want to help grow The Parks Trust fleet — especially when the new 2018 40kwh e-NV200 van becomes available.”
To find out more about The Parks Trust, visit www.theparkstrust.com