DJ receives one of first Leafs

Undated Handout Photo of the Nissan Leaf. See PA Feature MOTORING Motoring Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MOTORING Motoring Column.

Undated Handout Photo of the Nissan Leaf. See PA Feature MOTORING Motoring Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MOTORING Motoring Column.

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ONE of the first 100 per cent electric family cars, the Nissan Leaf, has begun deliveries to UK customers.

The Leaf is an affordable, full size family car with a 100-mile range, which is what more than 80 per cent of drivers do in a day. Nissan says this moment represents the start of the company’s vision of bringing sustainable mobility to the mass market in the UK.

Smooth Radio DJ Mark Goodier took delivery of his Nissan Leaf at Glyn Hopkin Nissan in Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire.

Goodier has been driving electric cars for the last decade and said: “The great thing about electric cars is that the fuel distribution is already in place. We all have mains electricity at home, at work and councils are already working on how to install thousands of charging points at the roadside.

“It’s everything that people like me who have been driving electric vehicles for a long time have been waiting for. It’s going to change our lives for the better.”

The Nissan Leaf is currently built in Japan, but will be manufactured at Nissan’s award-winning plant in Sunderland from 2013.