National Grid to use low carbon fleet

International electricity and gas company, National Grid, will use Nissan’s carbon-free car, the Leaf, to help reduce their emissions when working on a new high voltage electric cabling network system […]

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By Tom Gibson

International electricity and gas company, National Grid, will use Nissan’s carbon-free car, the Leaf, to help reduce their emissions when working on a new high voltage electric cabling network system in London.

The company say the electric vehicle will help them reduce their carbon footprint and running costs. Four of the 100% electric Nissan Leaf cars will be used around the clock, seven days a week to transport National Grid inspectors between tunnel shaft sites in and around London.

Paul de Jong, Safety & Sustainability Manger for National Grid said: “We are always keen to look at new ways of working to operate in a more sustainable manner, including the way that staff and materials are transported. We wanted to see whether electric vehicles would be suitable for getting around already congested areas in London”.

Electric charging points are already in place at National Grid sites in Willesden and Hackney.

More than 32km of tunnels will be dug over the coming years to assist National Grid in modernising London’s electricity infrastructure.

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