NHS trust adds 500 Nissan Leaf EVs to salary sacrifice scheme
NHS Fleet Solutions has ordered 500 Nissan Leafs to add to its salary sacrifice scheme, helping health workers and other public sector staff cut costs and go green.
The scheme, operated by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has been running for 15 years, during which time it’s been used to order more than 75,000 vehicles.
The latest order from NHS Fleet Solutions follows a similar deal last year involving the supply of 350 cars.
Using the salary sacrifice mechanism brings big savings for employees compared to sourcing new cars themselves. In particular, it can help them make the switch to electric vehicles – supported by the Leaf’s range of up to 239 miles.
Peter McDonald, Nissan fleet director, said: “We supply large volumes of cars and vans to all sorts of businesses and organisations across the UK but this agreement with NHS Fleet Solutions makes us feel particularly proud.
“We are delighted that hundreds of NHS staff and other key workers will be experiencing the thrill of electric motoring, many for the first time.
“And we’d like to express our thanks to the team at NHS Fleet Solutions for their continued support for Nissan and their promotion of the myriad benefits of electric motoring.”
An NHS Fleet Solutions spokesperson said: “We are delighted to take delivery of this sizeable consignment of all-electric Leafs. It is a popular car – we receive lots of positive feedback about it – and it helps to support our environmental sustainability efforts in encouraging more use of electric vehicles.”