Thursday, 9 May 2013

West Midlands Police adds 30 electric Nissan Leafs to fleet

West Midlands Police adds 30 electric Nissan Leafs to fleet

In an attempt to drive down the truly shocking rate of crime (sorry), West Midlands Police has taken delivery of 30 shiny new Nissan Leafs.

Ten local policing units will run three "diary car" Leafs each, with the vehicles being used to attend pre-arranged meetings with victims of crime and locals who have contacted the police force.

Despite not actually undertaking high-speed pursuits, these "diary cars" play an important role in linking the police force with the general public.

Most diary cars average 40 to 45 miles per day making the 124-mile range of the Leafs perfectly suited for WMP's day-to-day needs. Every local policing unit will have a dedicated charging point installed to ensure the Leafs remain topped up and ready to go.

The fact the bill for a full recharge is a mere £1.75 is an added bonus.

Bob Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands Police said: "We welcome the new LEAFs, which fit in perfectly with the operational requirements of diary cars and will significantly cut our fuel costs while also reducing our carbon footprint."

West Midlands Police adds 30 electric Nissan Leafs to fleet

Barry Beeston, Nissan corporate sales director said: "The Leaf is becoming ever more popular as fleet managers see the benefits of 100% electric vehicles and massively reduced running costs. We're delighted to hear the police are already enjoying driving the Leafs and we hope they're enjoying going after a new type of lead!"

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