Nissan double EV team to deal with take up from NHS

Nissan has more than doubled its team of public sector electric vehicle fleet specialists, to support the sales-leading LEAF and recently-launched e-NV200.

The new team is headed by national EV manager, Karl Anders, who joins the company from the Energy Saving Trust where he was a fleet consultant for the agency.

Ben Grocott and Tony Machin, responsible for London and the South East and the Midlands respectively, now join the existing team of Clare Collings and Matthew Downs, working with fleets in Wales and the South West and the North and Scotland.

Karl Anders said: ‘Most of us are coming out of recession but the public sector, particularly NHS Trusts and Local Authorities, are facing mounting budget, duty of care and air quality pressures.

‘On top of this, the way many of these organisations are being restructured and travel requirements are changing means travel costs are going through the roof. Grey fleet, where staff uses their own private cars for business travel, is being relied upon much more and that’s usually pretty horrific both in terms of costs of travel, driver safety and emissions.

‘For many of these organisations, the addition of electric vehicles to their fleet mix could provide a ready-made solution to many problems.’