Climate Week 2012 – Nissan LEAF Branches Out Again

In Nissan by Jonathan Humphrey

Nissan is sponsoring the big one in the Eco Calendar, Climate Week.

Climate Week happening on the 12 – 18th March is the biggest climate change campaign in the UK and is backed by the Prime Minister and Sir Paul McCartney.

Being a huge electric car far I am glad to see Nissan is the official vehicle partner. It is the manufacturer of one of the most high profile electric cars the 100% electric Nissan LEAF. The company is supporting the Climate Week awards and Climate Week Challenge.

Nissan Leaf Official Vehicle Partner of CLimate Week 2012

Jim Wright, Managing Director of Nissan GB, said: “Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future.  We’re delighted to support such an influential week of action which fits perfectly with our mission to help drive change.”

The Nissan LEAF, winner of may awards including European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year in 2011 alongside the 2011 What Car? Low Carbon Award, is now available at 32 Nissan branches across the UK.  This number will rise to around 150 by the end of 2012, ahead of the LEAF going into production in the UK.

Kevin Steele, Climate Week’s founder, added: “We’re immensely pleased to announce that Nissan has become a Supporting Partner of Climate Week.   Nissan shares Climate Week’s aim of a sustainable, low-carbon future.  We look forward to working together to accelerate action on climate change.”

The company is also funding a nationwide network of rapid chargers, which allow electric vehicles such as the LEAF to receive an 80% charge in less than 30 minutes.

Over half a million people attended more than 3,000 Climate Week events in 2011 and this year’s events are set to be bigger and better.

In 2011 over 3000 Climate Week Events were attended by over half a million people. Check out what is going on in your area Visit the Climate Week Website