Nissan has partnered with Lifesaver to promote the use of renewable energy for a 100% electric journey. Nissan and Lifesaver will be at London Waterloo (14-19 Jan) and London Victoria (20-26 Jan) railway stations to provide a portable smartphone charging service to commuters with the opportunity to book a LEAF test drive at their local dealership.
Lifesaver provides a pocket-sized, 100% renewably-charged battery pack service to stop commuters running out of smartphone power. Customers pay a £15 flat fee for the pack, which can be recharged and used again, or returned and swapped for an unlimited number of times for a fully-charged pack at a Lifesaver kiosk.
By using renewable energy to recharge their smartphone packs, Lifesaver is saving 13 grams of CO2 per smartphone charge, when compared to fossil-fuel-sourced electricity.
During the joint promotion, interested commuters will also be able to learn more about making the switch to an all-electric lifestyle with the Nissan LEAF, and even sign up to a test drive at their nearest dealership.
Archie Wilkinson, co-founder & CEO of Lifesaver commented; “We are very excited to be working with Nissan and Network Rail in the UK’s busiest train stations. Keeping commuters powered with a Lifesaver power bank is a small step to encourage more sustainable actions like switching to renewable energy at home or driving a Nissan LEAF.”
Lifesaver was founded in 2018 after co-founder Archie Wilkinson ran out of smartphone charge on completing the London Marathon. At the time the charging infrastructure was inconvenient with only charging lockers or impractical plugs on offer – both of which involved leaving his smartphone somewhere. The idea for Lifesaver was created from the frustration that there was no easy way to support “charging on-the-go”. Lifesaver is a certified B-Corporation which means it meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.
“Lifesaver’s ability to give power to people on the move in a sustainable way is truly powerful,” said Gareth Dunsmore, vice president marketing communication, customer experience and connected car services for Nissan Europe.
Since Lifesaver started trading 20 months ago they have had over 35,000 customers across 11 countries. They provide power at high footfall sites such as railway stations, music festivals and sporting events.