Boris Johnson shows his green credentials in Paris and not just his tie

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Photo courtesy of Nissan Europe.
Boris Johnson and the Nissan LEAF.

AS the first week of 21st Climate Change Conference (COP21) came to a close, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, took advantage of Nissan’s zero emission shuttle service at as he departed Paris on December 4.

Opting for environmentally-friendly transport, Mr Johnson took the opportunity to experience the new 30kWh battery version of the world’s best-selling all electric vehicle the Nissan LEAF. He was driven in the Nissan LEAF from his hotel to Gare du Nord train station, bringing his time at the annual UN climate change conference to an end.

 The London Mayor and British politician, who is paving the way for low emission transport in his home city, is the first politician around the world to experience the new, longer range model of the Nissan LEAF.  

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Mr Johnson joined events in Paris to speak in the Climate Summit for Local Leaders earlier in the day. As he said farewell to Paris, the car provided zero emission, 100% electric transport so he could commence his journey home following his visit.

Speaking about his experience in the new Nissan LEAF 30 kWh, Mr Johnson said: “It’s a good feeling to see a British built export driving around the streets of Paris as the official shuttle car of a major UN conference. I’m delighted that I got to experience the new, longer range Nissan LEAF whilst at COP21. Zero emission cars like this will play a real part in improving the air quality in our cities as well as tackling climate change.”

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