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Nissan Leaf makes cheesemaker carbon neutral

Deliveries of Winterdale cheese to customers including Fortnum & Mason, The Goring and Biddenden Vineyard, are now being made using a Nissan Leaf.

The electricity used to charge the Leaf’s batteries comes from photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels installed at the dairy farm at Wrotham, near Sevenoaks, in Kent.

The man behind Winterdale, farmer Robin Betts, said: "We have been making sustainable cheeses for six years, but a totally carbon neutral product has not been possible until now.

"The Nissan Leaf is the perfect solution, allowing us to deliver a high quality product to our discerning customers. Using a 100% electric car powered by sustainable electricity is the final link in the chain to producing carbon neutral cheese."

The Leaf will be used to deliver the cheesemaker's Winterdale Shaw and Winterdale Oak Smoked to clients including Fortnum & Mason and leading British winery, Biddenden Vineyard.

Olivier Paturet, general manager of Zero Emissions Strategy for Nissan Europe said: "We are delighted that Robin and the team at Winterdale have chosen Nissan Leaf to complete their mission to produce a totally sustainable cheese.”

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