Scots police turn a new Leaf 02 | 12 | 2011

    SCOTTISH POLICE ARE doing their bit for the environment: the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) has purchased two Nissan LEAF all-electric cars.

    Supplied by Straiton-based Alex F Noble Nissan, one of the Leafs will be based at the Lothian and Borders Police Headquarters in Edinburgh. The other will be located at SPSA’s Glasgow base at Elphinstone House.

    The new electric vehicles joint the SPSA's existing fleet of 350 vehicles.

    “As an organisation, we are fully committed to reducing our impact on the environment," SPSA fleet manager, Billy Andrew said.

    "We have been looking at how we can incorporate more sustainable processes into the way we deliver our services to Scottish policing. 

    "So, with assistance from Transport Scotland , we have purchased two Leaf low-carbon vehicles from Alex F Noble Nissan.

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     “We know the cost of conventional fuel is going to keep increasing, so it made sense for us to purchase these new cars.  

    "It will not only save the SPSA money, but it also supports the ambitious plans set out by the Scottish Government to become carbon neutral by 2050”.

    And the move by the Scottish police body was further welcomed by David Noble, Dealer Principal at Alex F Noble Nissan.

    "We’re absolutely delighted to have provided two Nissan Leafs to the SPSA," Noble said, " and pleased to know from the early feedback we have received from them, that the cars are rapidly changing previously held user perceptions of electric vehicles for the better.

    "These cars are proving very attractive propositions for any organisation looking to reduce its carbon footprint, while combating the relentless rise in transport costs."

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    Caption: Alex F Noble Nissan EV Relationship Manager, Jim Rowan (right) hands over the keys of the two Nissan Leafs to Billy Andrew, fleet manager of the Scottish Police Services Authority, at the Scottish Police College, Tulliallan. 


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