The city of Bristol is to use a fleet of five 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAFs as the driving force behind their year-long stint as Europe's Green Capital.
The LEAFs cost just 2 pence per mile to run and have a range of 124 miles on a single charge. They will be used to deliver a program of inspirational events across the city throughout the year.
The zero-emission, British built models are the world's bestselling electric car and offer a sustainable, low-impact and low cost transport solution for drivers.
The European Green Capital scheme is run by the European Commission and was introduced in 2010. It recognises that Europe's urban societies face many environmental challenges and that sustainable, low-carbon living is vital to the future of our cities and our people. Bristol is the first UK city to receive the Green Capital status.
Karl Anders, national electric vehicle manager at Nissan Motor GB, commented: "The Nissan LEAF has done more than any other model to blaze a trail for electric vehicle technology and to make electric vehicles a mainstream, practical and realistic option for motorists today. We see electric vehicles as the future and so it's fitting that the world's bestselling EV is helping to support Bristol's efforts to become a blueprint for environmentally-friendly and sustainable city living in the years to come. We're delighted with this partnership."