Fleet of the top of the range Nissan Leaf
eConnect Cars is helping to revolutise the London taxi scene providing 100% electric vehicles to business clientele. eConnect Cars, one of only a few all-electric chauffeuring services operating in London, has taken delivery of seven Nissan LEAFs, with a further fourteen to be delivered during the year. Using top of the range Nissan LEAFs to provide a comfortable (and near-silent) journey, eConnect Cars has already accumulated a healthy client base including, national law firm Maclay Murray & Spens LLP.
The Nissan LEAF is the worlds best selling 100% electric car. There are three trim levels available to UK buyers; the Visia, Acenta and Tekna. All the Leaf models have increased boot space because of the relocation of the charging point and an enhanced interior trim. Some of the new improvements include a height adjust facility on both front seats and more foot space for passengers. The top of the range Tekna features a BOSE™ energy-efficient sound system with a subwoofer and seven speakers plus 17-inch alloys and LED headlamps. There is no compromise on boot space as the car has been designed with neat packaging of the lithium-ion batteries, in fact there is as much boot space as a Ford Fiesta which has a very generous boot.
The Nissan LEAF is proving to be an increasingly popular choice for businesses across the UK. Appropriately nicknamed ‘the big smoke’, London is the ideal location to start enforcing greener solutions and as the LEAF emits zero emissions when driving, eConnect Cars won’t be impacting on the already polluted environment compared to other chauffeur solutions. Plus being fully electric means eConnect Cars won’t have to contend with increasing prices at the pumps.
Barry Beeston, Nissan's Corporate Sales Director, said "more and more corporate organisations are requesting zero emissions transport when selecting their taxi or chauffeur account provider, so companies like e-Connect will have a real advantage over competitors who cannot offer this service, at the request of their customers. The LEAF range has something for all operators, from the entry level Visia with a strong focus on affordability, to the Tekna offering a high spec vehicle for chauffeur work. With low noise, both driver and passenger will enjoy relaxed journey in a comfortable environment, reassured by the fact their journey will be less harmful to the city and its inhabitants by travelling in an eConnect LEAF."