Staveley Head

Staveley Head

January 31, 2010 23:00 ET

Van Insurance Specialist Welcomes Electric Car Plans

FLINT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2010) - Leading cheap van insurance brokers Staveley Head have welcomed news from car manufacturer Nissan, together with Regional Development Agency One North East of plans to create charging points across the area for the company's new electric vehicle LEAF. In total, 619 charging points for this and other electric motor vehicles will be installed will be free of charge until March 2012.

The world's first affordable electric vehicle for the global mass market, the Nissan LEAF will go on sale in Japan, the US and Europe in late 2010. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, this medium-size hatchback comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) on a single charge. This means that it is one of the first electric cars which is viable for use on a daily basis.

In other news, the agreement also includes One North East's commitment to a Pounds Sterling 2.4m investment in the National Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and a Pounds Sterling 2.3m investment in an Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Development Centre.

Staveley Head are one of the leading brokers of van insurance in the UK. Based in Flintshire, North Wales, they have over 15 years experience in the business and have earned a reputation for providing quality, low-cost insurance for all types of vehicle. Providing cover from a panel of leading insurers, including Zurich, Allianz and Royal means that the firm can offer the most appropriate cover for clients, at the most affordable prices. A spokesperson commented on this news by saying:

"This is a step in the right direction towards electric car transportation, which is inevitably the future. Previously electric cars have had obvious limitations, however, the Nissan LEAF is the first vehicle which is actually practical enough for everyday usage. The installation of these new charging points will further boost its appeal to motorists in the north east."

Continued:

"At a time when petrol prices are at an all time high, this is particularly good news for consumers."

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