The bikes, which cost £500, are branded LEAFs and are being used by customers to get home when their real LEAFs are at their dealer being having a routine service or are being fixed.
‘Buying a LEAF is like becoming a vegetarian, it’s a whole lifestyle change,’ said a Nissan spokesman.
‘When they come into a dealer for service work on their LEAF they want a LEAF as a courtesy car, but that isn’t possible. They see petrol as dirty and don’t really want to be seen driving a normal car – but they seem to be happy with a bike.’
The bikes are being tested out at the seven Nissan dealers and if they prove popular will be rolled out to the entire Nissan LEAF network.