Leaders embrace zero emissions motoring challenge

Mandurah Nissan dealer principal Greg Ross and Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup, who is leasing the Nissan Leaf.
Mandurah Nissan dealer principal Greg Ross and Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup, who is leasing the Nissan Leaf.

LEADERS in the Peel region are embracing the Zero Emission Motoring Challenge.

Mandurah Nissan has put a shout-out to Government and commerce representatives in the Peel region to reduce their emissions.

Dawesville MLA Zak Kirkup has answered the call by leasing a Nissan Leaf 100 per cent zero emission electric car from Friday.

Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry general manager Andrew McKerrell has been impressed since he started driving a Nissan Leaf electric car.

The call to action is for community leaders to implement strategies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Corporations, scientists, and designers are working to produce advanced technology to support the need for change in how we live.

The Nissan Leaf provides a real alternative to the fossil fuel combustion engine.

Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry general manager Andrew McKerrell, Mandurah Nissan dealer principal Greg Ross and Lane Group chief executive Colin Lane.

The aim of the Mandurah Nissan Zero Emissions Motoring Challenge is to show how easy it is to operate a zero emission electric car at home or business.

Mandurah Nissan dealer principal Greg Ross said zero emission cars are available locally and are relatively easy to use and maintain.

“Our challenge is to have Government and commerce experience these cars in real day activities to see that they are not a fad, but a genuine alternate mode of transport that offers everything a conventional car does at less cost to our environment,” he said.

“We have asked our early adopters, Zak and Andrew, to be the town criers, sending the message to look at the future.

“They will move around Peel, to and from Perth reporting from time to time on the experience, dispelling the myth of range anxiety, high cost of running, battery life, and sustainability.”

Lane Group chief executive Colin Lane said the Nissan Leaf plugs into a simple wall socket and the routine maintenance is about $250 per year average.

“We know from our existing customers that many Peel residents use around 15,000km per year in a petrol or diesel combustion engine.

“Nissan Leaf customers can charge their car at home as they would their phone on a standard household power socket.

“We hope Peel residents and communities will follow the journey of Zak and Andrew on their respective social media along with Mandurah Nissan’s and see for themselves how we can integrate zero emissions into our everyday lives.”