Nissan calls on test drivers to lease and share electric Leaf
The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan, the federation for a better environment, Bond Beter Leefmilieu (BBL) and ALD Automotive picked out the press day of the Brussels Motorshow, Wednesday, to kick off their ‘Test Drivers’ project, giving 20 people the opportunity to drive and share an electric Nissan Leaf for one year.
Possible candidates can be individuals but also employers, local authorities or organizations in the province of Vlaams-Brabant. As from June 2018 they will get a full electric Nisan Leaf, driving on green electricity, and the idea is to share it with as much people they can: friends, neighbours, colleagues…
The initiative starts in Vlaams-Brabant but will later be expanded to other provinces in Flanders. “We’re focusing on a broad public”, Laurien Spruyt, policy adviser at Bond Beter Leefmilieu says. “By promoting electric leasing, driving and sharing we want to show and convince people who this is perfectly possible for everyone. Sharing the electric car will create a growing community of e-drivers.”
The initiative is supported by the province of Vlaams-Brabant with a subsidy of 53.000 euro, because it contributes to the ambition of being climate neutral by 2040. “44% of all CO2 emissions in Vlaams-Brabant are caused by transport, especially by diesel cars, that is why we support sustainable mobility and this concrete project”, says Tie Roefs, deputy for environment and sustainability.
“The test drivers can lease the car for 525 euro/month, VAT included”, Koen Mens of ALD Automotive explains. “The price includes even the assurance for the one renting the car from them via a sharing platform. The amount can be partly recuperated by renting the car.”