First 100% electric car to join the scheme
The new Nissan Leaf is the first 100% electric car to join the Motability Scheme; it is available from just £999 advance payment and is a great opportunity for all motability customers. The Motability Scheme is directed and overseen by Motability, a national charity, and enables those people receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement to lease a vehicle through the scheme.
Nissan cars are a popular choice on the Motability Scheme with a range well suited to a variety of mobility needs. The introduction of the new LEAF brings a fantastic medium hatchback with practically no running costs to the list of choice. As a Motability Premier Partner, each of Nissan’s two hundred plus dealerships has a minimum of two trained Motability sales and aftersales specialists who will use their Motability Scheme experience with the Nissan Juke, Micra, Note, NV200 Combi, Qashqai and Qashqai+2 to discuss options with interested customers.
Jon Pollock, Nissan GB sales director said “we’re proud that the Nissan Leaf has delivered another first ahead of its rivals to become the first 100% electric car on the Motability Scheme. With a starting Advance Payment of just £999 and Motability Scheme specialists at each of our dealerships, getting behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and enjoying low running costs has never been easier.”
Three trim levels available
There are three trim levels available to UK buyers; the Visia, Acenta and Tekna. All the 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.
Whichever Leaf model customers choose, they can look forward to a great driving experience especially as there are no trips to the petrol station. A full charge on the Leaf gives up to one hundred and twenty four miles range and costs from approximately £2 depending upon time of day and tariff meaning that over a distance of 10,000 miles drivers can expect to save around £1,000 that would otherwise have been spent at the fuel station. British Gas is currently offering a 16Amp data-enabled Home Charging Unit (HCU) which will charge Leaf from empty to full in eight hours. So it’s happy motoring all round.