Nissan UK has appointed the 24-strong network of dealers selected to sell the all-electric Nissan LEAF when deliveries start next March.
The outlets will be fully equipped to sell and service the Nissan LEAF from February 2011. The dealers have been chosen to give the best coverage across the UK for Nissan LEAF customers and for their commitment to customer service.
All 24 Nissan EV dealers will have a fast charge facility which will allow EV customers to charge their Nissan LEAF up to 80% capacity in 30 minutes. This network of fast chargers will mean that over 90% of the UK population are no more than 50 miles from a fast charger.
Following the format used to sell the GT-R supercar at Nissan High Performance Centres, the Nissan LEAF dealers will have a sales specialist, an EV Relationship Manager (EVRM), who will act as a single point of contact at the dealership for LEAF customers.
The EVRM will be put through an intensive training programme to understand all aspects of owning and driving the 100% electric car and will be able to assist Nissan LEAF customers with any queries they may have. In addition, a dedicated call centre has been set up to assist customers with questions.
The 24 EV dealers are:
Alex F Noble & Son (Edinburgh)
Ancaster (London SE20)
Beadles Nissan (London SE9)
Benfield Motors (Newcastle)
Colliers Nissan (Birmingham)
Desira Nissan (Norwich)
FJ Chalke (Wincanton)
Fred Coupe Ltd (Preston)
Glyn Hopkin Ltd (Colchester and Waltham Abbey)
Hurst Nissan Centre (Belfast)
Lightcliffe Nissan (Halifax)
Motorline (Tunbridge Wells)
Wessex Garages (Cardiff)
West Way (Aldershot, Sutton Coldfield, Oxford, Southampton, Stockport, and Stourbridge)
Westover Nissan (Bournemouth)