Nissan has welcomed the changes to the London Congestion Charge from Transport for London (TfL), which sees pure electric cars and electric vans or vehicles emitting less than 75g/km receiving a 100% exemption from the £10 charge. The new London Congestion Charge changes, which previously applied to vehicles emitting less than 100g/km, comes in to force on 1 July 2013.
Nissan fully supports the Mayor’s aspiration to make London the European capital for electric vehicles and believes the Congestion Charge is an important tool in helping to incentivise drivers.
In addition to the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, Nissan will also bring the e-NV200 van and taxi to the streets of London in the future.
TfL’s changes will strengthen London’s role as a pioneer in developing zero emission (ZE) transport policies which improve air quality and noise levels in London. Cities across the world will look to London’s example from July in setting and implementing ZE transport policy.
James Wright, Managing Director at Nissan GB commented: “This change is a positive milestone and supports our commitment to offering drivers zero-emission motoring.”
The all-electric LEAF is now produced at the state-of-the-art plant in Sunderland following a £420m investment by Nissan. Starting from £15,990* (which includes a £5,000 grant from the government), the LEAF has a driving range of 124 miles, a regenerative braking system which puts power back in to the system and can be charged in as little as 30 minutes using a rapid charger.