AN NHS employee and youth club leader has driven away a new Nissan LEAF, after winning a competition run by leading automotive magazine Auto Express.
Ian Bryant, 49, of Wraysbury near Windsor, was presented with the keys to a pearl black 40kWh LEAF at West Way Hanwell, West London. Ian will also have a PodPoint home charging unit fitted at his family home for the year-long prize.
Ian will be using the LEAF for his daily commute to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital — where he is Deputy Director of IT — as well as providing transport to youngsters at the youth club he runs twice a month.
“I’ve never owned an electric vehicle before and I’m really excited to get started, although I am anticipating the lack of any noise is going to take some getting used to!” Ian said. “It’s a very cool car and I expect the youth club will be impressed!
“I commute around 30 miles a day, and as I said in my competition entry, if this car can work for me and my lifestyle, it’ll work for everyone.”
Auto Express editor-in-chief Steve Fowler, who presented the keys, said; “I’m actually really jealous of Ian as he drives away the new Nissan LEAF — it’s a fantastic car and one of the most popular with our readers. We’re delighted for him though and hope he has a great year of driving ahead.”