Motorcycle Trials

In the North East of England an electric vehicle test drive project is underway, called the Switch EV, as part of this project 14 individuals have taken delivery of the new fully electric Nissan Leaf. Switch EV initially began as a project in September of last year, it includes a number of electric car producers, not just Nissan.

As part of the UK’s Plugged in Places scheme, 1300 regional charging points will be installed in the North East of England by 2013, which includes domestic and on street charging points as well as quick chargers which are capable of providing a 0-80% charge in 30 minutes.
Switch EV is one of the eight projects throughout the UK which is supported by the Technology Strategy Board’s £25m Ultra Low Carbon vehicles Demonstrator Programme. It aims to increase UK sales of electric vehicles.

As part of the UK’s Plugged in Places scheme, 1300 regional charging points will be installed in the North East of England by 2013, which includes domestic and on street charging points as well as quick chargers which are capable of providing a 0-80% charge in 30 minutes.
Switch EV is one of the eight projects throughout the UK which is supported by the Technology Strategy Board’s £25m Ultra Low Carbon vehicles Demonstrator Programme. It aims to increase UK sales of electric vehicles.

14 Nissan Lead EV models were handed over at the Nissan Sunderland Car Plant, Mark Prisk MP the UK Minister for Business and Enterprise was present at the handover. The Participants in the project were also given a guided tour of the Sunderland plant, one of Nissan’s main production plants.14 Nissan Lead EV models were handed over at the Nissan Sunderland Car Plant, Mark Prisk MP the UK Minister for Business and Enterprise was present at the handover.

The Participants in the project were also given a guided tour of the Sunderland plant, one of Nissan’s main production plants.

The participants taking part in this trial include five individuals who can buy Nissan in Rhyl, three businesses , three local authorities and three Nissan employees. The individuals are Martin Dixon, Mick English, Kevin Jones, Rosie Stacey and Phil Ternert. The local authorities are Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council and Sunderland City Council.

The three Nissan employees at the Sunderland plant taking part in the project are; Sunderland Plant Production Director Ian Black, Body Shop Production Manager Ian Richardson and Nissan Europe Quality Engineering Manager Colin McVay.

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