THE owner of one of the biggest recording studios in the south east of England is electrifying the next generation of musicians with the 100% electric Nissan LEAF.
Brighton Electric on Lewes Road is owned by James Stringfellow and has been used by iconic British artists such as The Cure, Laura Marling, Newton Faulkner, Mumford and Sons and Royal Blood.
He took delivery of the 24Kwh Acenta model from Motorline Nissan in Crawley and the innovative LEAF is used by James for his daily commute and navigating his way around the bustling city.
And with the LEAF’s running costs of just two pence per mile, it has seen him and the recording studio save up to £200 in fuel costs a month.
And so impressed is James by its low-cost performance that he is already thinking of adding a Nissan e-NV200, the brand’s 100% electric people carrier, to the business which will help carry musical equipment across the city’s vibrant music scene.
He said: “I wanted a LEAF for a very long time as I feel very strongly about improving Brighton’s air pollution, particularly as one of the city’s main roads is three times over the EU limit.
“The LEAF has really hit the right notes. It made economic sense as I drive two to three times a day and my wife uses it as well and I’ve been amazed at the savings I’ve made.
“I live just outside of the city and as we only do 40-60 miles a day it is perfect for me to recharge the battery at night. I’m definitely looking at adding another electric vehicle to the business.”
Therese Wynn-Davies, Innovation Specialist at Motorline Nissan in Crawley, said: “We’re delighted to hear the LEAF is proving to be a smash hit at Brighton Electric. They are now one of many businesses who are starting to see the significant savings it can make from switching from a petrol engine to electric.