Nissan picks up the pace at major UK running events as Official Partner of the Great Run Series
Nissan will be the official automotive provider, delivering a fleet of 100% electric Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 to support the events’ environmental sustainability ambitions, as well as eliminating carbon emissions from the support vehicles, to the benefit of runners at the events.
As an organisation, Nissan is committed to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050. The company recently joined the Race to Zero campaign supported by the United Nations, accelerating the company’s full electrification and carbon neutrality goals. In July, Nissan also announced Nissan EV36Zero, a £1 billion flagship Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub creating a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem which will be centred around its record-breaking Sunderland plant in the UK.
In addition to working with the running series to deliver more sustainable race events, Nissan will also be using the partnership to support its commitments to diversity and inclusion and working towards zero inequality in our society
Nissan will be working with both disabled and LGBTQ+ organisations across the UK to enable greater participation and engagement with under-represented communities at running events.
Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd.; ‘Nissan is very proud to be supporting one of the UK’s most prestigious running series. Running is already one of the most inclusive and accessible sports, and with Nissan Intelligent Mobility we’re bringing our zero emissions and zero inequality vision to life at these mass participation events. From better air quality to supporting a more inclusive society, we’re delighted to be ‘electrifying’ the Great Run series.’
Paul Foster, CEO at the Great Run Company, said; “We are delighted to welcome Nissan on board as our new Automotive Partner. Like us, Nissan believes people should be proud of, and be able to celebrate, their communities. We’re looking forward to working with them to engage an even wider audience in our events.”
About Nissan Electric Vehicles
Nissan currently produces two 100% electric vehicle models, the Nissan LEAF passenger car and the e-NV200, a compact LCV available in both van and passenger variants. Nissan will also soon introduce the Ariya, a 100% electric SUV with a range of up to 310-miles (WLTP) from a single charge.
Over 208,000 European LEAF customers and 42,000 e-NV200 owners have joined Nissan, the pioneer in mass-market electric vehicles, as it continues its commitment to electrification. LEAF has led the way for mass-market electric mobility, with over a decade of innovation and success, whist e-NV200 revolutionised the electrification of light commercial vehicles with a class-leading offering for commercial and private customers alike.
The Nissan LEAF is produced in Sunderland, UK and is available with two battery capacities – 40kWh and 62kWh – with ranges of up to 168-miles and 239-miles (WLTP Combined) respectively. The LEAF is priced from £25,995 including the government grant. The LEAF was the first mainstream, mass-marketed electric vehicle and remains the world’s best-selling EV with over 500,000 registrations since its launch in December 2010.
The Nissan e-NV200 is the UK’s best-selling all-electric van and is offered with a 40kWh battery delivering a maximum range of 187 miles in urban conditions (WLTP City). As a passenger variant it also offers seating for up to seven occupants. The e-NV200 is priced from £23,305 (excludes VAT, includes registration fee and government grant).
To find out more about Nissan’s electric vehicle range, visit www.nissan.co.uk
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