Microsoft UK has taken delivery of Two Nissan LEAFs the first 100% electric cars to join its staff company car scheme
Is there now a trickle of electric cars making it into our larger companies? As with many companies keen on reducing the carbon footprint of its vehicle fleet. Internally within Microsoft UK after five weeks of competitive trials with electric car manufacturers.
Trials involved inviting 500 Microsoft UK staff members ranging from engineers and senior directors to sample a variety of vehicles.
The Nissan LEAF made the final selection list after praise from Microsoft UK staff for its comfort, driveability and wealth of standard equipment.
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Microsoft UK has since welcomed the car to its scheme by installing two 32 amp quick chargers at its Reading HQ allowing staff who have opted for the LEAF to charge it on site.
First to take delivery of a Nissan LEAF is Alex Kureen, Microsoft UK’s partner/channel marketing manager. Kureen will keep the vehicle for four years and cover approximately 7,000 miles per year as the LEAF becomes his environmentally friendly commuter vehicle.[quote]“During the trial the LEAF received consistently positive feedback for how enjoyable and calming it is to drive as well as being a comfortable family vehicle. We have installed charging points at our Reading HQ to encourage staff to consider electric vehicles to help reduce our carbon footprint so we’re now looking forward to welcoming more LEAFs to Microsoft UK.”[/quote]
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