Our Pennywell Road dealership in Bristol will be the official vehicle sponsors for Bristol Green Capital 2015.
We have given the cause an electric Nissan Leaf and Nissan GB has also supplied four more Leafs to use until the end of the year to help with its city-wide initiative.
Andy Provis, our Group Fleet/Business Centre Manager, explained: “We are so pleased we could get involved and support Bristol during its year as the European Green Capital.
(From left to right) Nissan's Clair Collins with Wessex's Group Fleet/Business Centre Manager, Andy Provis and Bristol 2015 Ltd's Zoe Sear.
“It's a prestigious annual recognition designed to promote and reward the efforts of cities to improve the environment. Bristol is the first ever UK city to win the award and it celebrates Bristol's environmental performance.
“Bristol's year as European Green Capital will mean that a lot of organisations will be involved. To facilitate this a new company has been established, Bristol 2015 Ltd.
“The cars will be used by Bristol 2015 throughout the year for events and to transport delegates around the city. We are delighted we could get involved and do our bit to support the initiative. The Nissan Leaf is the ideal car for the organisation to use as it is 100% electric and has zero emissions. It is also the world's best-selling electric car."
Bristol 2015 Ltd will be working closely with Bristol City Council, the Green Capital Partnership, a network of more than 700 organisations working to make Bristol a more sustainable city, and directly with UK, EU and international partners.
These include educational and arts and cultural institutions, business networks, visitor and tourism bodies and many more.
Ben Hardy,Operations and Commercial Director at Bristol 2015, explained: “We are delighted that Wessex Garages and Nissan GB are making five Nissan Leafs available for Bristol 2015 to use.
“There will be inspiring events that will give everyone, from school children to local businesses the chance to get involved throughout the year."
For more information about the events, please visit www.bristol2015.co.uk.
For more information, please call our dealership on Pennywell Road on 0117 244 9241.