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Siemens Extends Nissan LEAF Fleet By Seven Cars

The company already has three of the all-electric cars operating at its Industrial Turbo business in Lincolnshire, and recently installed its own high-power charging points at its Ruston Works facility and the Lincoln School of Engineering. A city-wide roll-out of charging points is also in the pipeline.

Its latest additions will be going to two other locations, including its new Renewable Engineering Centre in Manchester. The leasing contract includes a support package backed by Lex and Nissan.

Mark Bonnor-Morris, business development manager of Siemens Mobility and Logistics, Traffic Solutions, said: ‘We’re moving people between our sites in Lincoln and using the Nissan LEAF means we can travel through the city with zero emissions.

‘With our position in the renewable energy market it’s a given that we would be investing in products adopting complementary technology. Our advanced designs for electric vehicle charge points mean we can charge these cars on our own premises as an integral part of our overall energy management strategy.’

As well as supplying charging points for its own employees, Siemens recently installed four stations as part of a 12-month electric vehicle trial at Edinburgh’s Jewel and Esk College. The company has also formed a partnership with Volvo to develop electric powertrains for its future vehicles.

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