Following in the footsteps of Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the UK-based vehicle-for-hire company Green Motion has signed an agreement with Nissan Motor GB and will begin offering rental Leafs to its customers across the pond early next year. The battery-powered Leaf will join Green Motion's current fleet of vehicles, which include low-CO2 models from Volkswagen, Citroen, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, as well as hybrids from Toyota and Honda. By signing this agreement, Green Motion becomes the first car rental agency in the UK to commit to purchasing the Nissan Leaf.
Green Motion will introduce the Nissan Leaf into its fleet of vehicles during the first quarter of 2011. Though neither Nissan nor Green Motion revealed the scale of the purchase agreement, the rental company's managing director, Richard Lowden, did state that many of its sites, mainly in metropolitan locations like London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, will receive at least one electric hatch to rent to its customers. Hat tip to Andy!
[Source: Green Motion]
Today marks another milestone for Green Motion car rental. They've confirmed that through agreements with Nissan Motors GB that they will be first car and van hire company in the UK to purchase and operate the world's first full production zero emission vehicle - the Nissan LEAF.
Richard Lowden the founder and Managing Director of Green Motion, having driven the car in Lisbon today said, "The car speaks for itself – it truly delivers zero emissions driving with no compromise". Green Motion will be introducing the vehicle onto their fleet during the first quarter of 2011, principally at its metropolitan locations including London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Both leisure and corporate customers will have the opportunity to hire the Nissan LEAF and experience benefits of zero emissions motoring for themselves. Green Motion will be introducing charging points at supporting locations and is confident that customer's response will be highly positive especially at its London locations, due to the fact that the Nissan LEAF is exempt from the London's congestion charge.
For more information on the Nissan LEAF or hiring the vehicle from Green Motion please visit www.nissan.co.uk/leaf or www.greenmotion.com