Taxi Centre Turns New Leaf with Nissan
The second generation model of the Nissan Leaf, one of the most popular electric vehicles in the market, is soon set to arrive in garages across the UK.
The Leaf has been an excellent success story for the UK automobile industry, with over 300,000 units of the original model having now left the doors of Nissan’s Sunderland plant.
Though the new model’s not yet available for purchase, we were lucky enough to be able to get behind the wheel of the new vehicle, and invited Dundee Evening Telegraph journalist Jon Brady to take it for a spin!
Brady returned full of praise for Nissan’s newest EV.
‘It’s my first time in an electric car, and truth be told I’m really quite surprised’, he said, applauding the car’s quietness, its range of on-board features, and the efficiency of its engine, cable of covering around two hundred miles per charge.
He continued by acknowledging that EVs will only enter the ascendancy as cities invest more and more in the necessary infrastructure, such as charging stations.
In fact, while a growing number of UK councils are starting to realise EVs’ unique benefits—offering drivers cheap, clean and quiet power—the city of Dundee has championed the technology for some time.
‘Dundee’s the best [city] in Britain for electric cars, no doubt about it’, said Stephen Porter, Taxi Centre branch manager in Dundee. ‘A lot of councils have changed their minds about them in the last six months, but Dundee has been miles ahead’.
Our city’s embrace of EVs was epitomised earlier this week when trade journal Fleet News nominated Dundee council’s fleet of cars, which includes eighty-seven electric vehicles, for the award of Eco Fleet of the Year.
It’s great to see the world beginning to look towards new and cleaner ways of powering our vehicles, and we’re excited for Dundee to see what else the near future has in store.