East Lothian council in Scotland has purchased the 100 per cent electric hatchback and will use it as a pool car. The LEAF was bought with help from the Scottish Government, reports the Edinburgh Evening News.
East Lothian Council’s environment spokesman, Councillor Barry Turner, said: ‘This is the future for motoring – it is eerily silent to drive, fume-free, cheap to run and with all the performance of a normal petrol or diesel engine. The vehicle has a range of around 100 miles before it requires charging.’
David Noble of dealership Alex F Noble Nissan said: ‘The fact these cars can be charged overnight on off-peak rates and are hugely economical to run, makes them a very attractive proposition for any organisation looking to reduce its carbon footprint, while combating the relentless rise in transport costs.’