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National Grid to use Nissan LEAFs

National Grid to use Nissan LEAFs

Four Nissan LEAFs have been delivered to electricity and gas firm National Grid as part of a four-year/40,000-mile lease contract. The electric cars will act as a pool car fleet for National Grid staff who are delivering a project over the next eight years to construct tunnels that will house a new high voltage electric cabling network for the city of London. The vehicles, which were chosen after trials against a selection of rival hybrid cars, will be used to transport National Grid inspectors between tunnel shaft sites in and around London. Paul de Jong, safety and sustainability manager for National Grid said: “We are always keen to look at new ways of working to operate in a more sustainable manner, including the way that staff and materials are transported. We wanted to see whether electric vehicles would be suitable for getting around already congested areas in Londo...

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