Nissan LEAF can still enter the London Congestion Charge for free

Nissan LEAF (2012)
Nissan LEAF (2012)

Nissan has welcomed the changes to the London Congestion Charge from Transport for London (TfL), which sees pure electric cars and vans or vehicles emitting less than 75g/km receiving a 100% exemption from the £10 charge. 

The new ultra low emissions discount, which previously applied to vehicles emitting less than 100g/km, comes in to force on 1st July 2013.

Nissan has said that they 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. James Wright, Managing Director at Nissan GB commented: “This change is a positive milestone and supports our commitment to offering drivers zero-emission motoring.”

This now means that the new all-electric Nissan LEAF is one of handful of cars that can enter the London Congestion Charge for free. The British built LEAF is now manufactured in Sunderland following an investment of £420m into the plant.

Prices start at £15,990 for the Nissan LEAF (Visia model with battery lease option) which includes a £5,000 grant from the government. It has an official driving range of 124 miles and can be charged in 30 minutes using a rapid charger. On a domestic supply you are looking at around 4-8 hours depending on the charger and the supply to it.

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.

Published : 25/04/13 Author : Staff

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