NISSAN held its press launch for the LEAF this week – and took over a Milton Keynes shopping centre.
The event saw journalists ‘treated’ by Nissan doctors and nurses in the LEAF Clinic.
There they were weaned off petrol, shown the dangers of eating too much junk food purchased at petrol stations and shown the savings that can be made by driving an electric vehicle.
The event was attended by press from across the UK including some of the best selling motoring magazines including Car and Autocar.
Journalists were able to drive the LEAF through the shopping centre and out onto a road route where they could test Nissan’s electric car properly. The comments were resoundingly positive.
The public also got the chance to take a closer look at the LEAF with many still not believing that the car does not run on any petrol.
‘Many members of the public really didn’t believe that the LEAF is an all-electric car,’ said Tom Barnard, Nissan GB communications director. ‘It took some explaining to some people that it really does just run on electric!’
Nissan had taken over a huge section of the mk:centre in Milton Keynes – the LEAF Clinic, above, was what greeted members of the press as they arrived.
Fantastic posters – like this one above – were scattered around the clinic extolling the virtues of buying a LEAF. This chap was so delighted with his electric car he was jumping for joy. Click on the image above to view a full size version of the poster.