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All-electric chauffeur firm takes delivery of first Nissan LEAFs

Launched in January, the company has already counts national law firm Maclay Murray and Spens LLP among its clients.

From its headquarters in Canary Wharf, the company will have a fleet entirely made up of LEAFs in the top Tekna trim. Using figures from the Energy Saving Trust, customers are provided with data showing how much equivalent CO2 is being saved compared to using a black cab or Ford Galaxy for the same journey.

Pricing is said to be competitive with minicabs for short journeys, while longer trips such as journeys to Heathrow Airport will be in line with other executive chauffeur companies. As its customer portfolio grows, the company hopes to expand its London fleet and launch the service elsewhere.

Barry Beeston, Nissan's corporate sales director, said: ‘More and more corporate organizations are requesting zero emissions transport when selecting their taxi or chauffeur account provider, so companies like e-Connect will have a real advantage over competitors who cannot offer this service, at the request of their customers.’

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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