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Fleet Alliance provides Nissan Leaf for Scotland’s Renewable Energy COP26 roadshow

Fleet Alliance is providing a zero-emission Nissan Leaf to help Scottish Renewable promote its sustainability role in Scotland’s fight against climate change ahead of COP26.

The Nissan Leaf is being provided by Fleet Alliance in partnership with SSE Energy Solutions and Nissan, and will be driven by Nick Sharpe, Scottish Renewables’ director of communications and strategy

The fully electric car is being provided in partnership with SSE Energy Solutions and Nissan, and will be driven by Nick Sharpe, Scottish Renewables’ director of communications and strategy.

Sharpe will use the car to attend the six events that make up part of Scottish Renewables’ Year of COP, of which SSE Renewables is a partner. The events will take place at rural locations across the country during September and October, highlighting the importance of hosting renewable energy infrastructure.

Sharpe will also use the Nissan Leaf to transport his fold-up bicycle, providing access to active travel too.

He commented: “Along with our support of the COP26 climate conference in November it’s important to share the importance of renewable energy throughout Scotland as we move into the next stage of our net-zero journey: the decarbonisation of transport and of the ways in which Scotland keeps warm.

“Thanks to SSE Energy Solutions, Fleet Alliance and Nissan, I’ll be attending our Renewable Energy Roadshows in a zero-emission car to take part in interactive community events with members of the public and open and informative discussions about the future of energy with local businesses, community groups, ministers and local dignitaries.”

Commenting on the support for Scottish Renewables, Martin Brown, chair of Fleet Alliance, said: “As a company we are committed to a sustainable future. All of the Fleet Alliance company cars are now electric and by 2030 the 30,000 vehicles we manage on behalf of our clients will be electric as well.

“In addition, we are undertaking a carbon audit to identify strategies whereby the total business can become carbon-neutral.

“So, we fully support the ambitions of Scotland’s Renewable Energy Roadshow and the efforts of Scottish Renewables to engage in dialogue at both local and national level about the importance of sustainable energy.

“And with the crucially important COP26 climate conference taking place alongside the Fleet Alliance offices, now has never been a better time to engage audiences in the importance of a sustainable future and to start reversing the effects of climate change.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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