Chargemaster and Pod Point have been announced as Nissan’s official charging partners for its range of electric vehicles including the Leaf and e-NV200. The deals aim to provide a comprehensive package to new EV buyers by offering the option of a fully installed homecharge point through either of the two companies.
This will allow buyers of the Leaf to easily have a charging point installed at home, where the majority of vehicle charging takes place. Arrangements can be made through the Nissan dealer, with the sales team passing over the customer’s details. Pod Point or Chargemaster teams will then take over arrange for installation.
Chargemaster already works with the likes of Renault and Mitsubishi on similar deals, while Pod Point has deals with the likes of Volvo and VW too. Units are offered fully fitted and include the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme grant (EVHS) from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
Edward Jones, Nissan EV Category Manager, said: “Nissan’s priority is ensuring our customers have the best ownership experience possible. As electric vehicles become increasingly popular and our sales go from strength to strength, we’re keen to ensure our drivers have the best ownership experience possible.”
David Martell, Chargemaster CEO, added: “We are delighted to be an official Nissan charging partner, and believe that offering their customers a complete, trouble-free home charging solution can only help to further boost EV sales. The surge in pure-electric sales and continued success of the Nissan LEAF shows that even more motorists are now choosing to reduce their emissions and running costs.”
Erik Fairbairn, CEO and founder of POD Point, said: “We are very pleased to be working with such a respected company as Nissan GB to provide the very best customer service and installation experience in the UK.
“We take pride in training and educating plug-in vehicle owners on getting the most out of their cars. There is a wave of momentum in the EV industry now as many manufacturers produce electric vehicles, and with more than 55,000 plug-in vehicles on the road in the UK already we are starting to see plug-in cars become the de facto way to drive.”
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