Nissan will loan more than 100 cars to NHS workers in need of mobility during the Coronavirus pandemic free-of-charge.
The vehicles allocated for the initiativeare typically used for dealer demonstrators or courtesy cars and include Micra, Juke, Qashqai and all-electric Leaf.
More than 30 dealer sites, those still able to operate, are taking part in the initiative that has been coordinated by Nissan GB to support frontline health workers.
The vehicles will be provided at no cost and will include complimentary insurance and roadside assistance. Only fuel or charging costs will need to be covered by the recipient. For insurance cover, the NHS worker has to be over 25 with no more than six points on their license.
For those NHS workers offered a Nissan LEAF, the dealer will provide free access to the dealer’s charging facility.
NHS workers are asked to register their interest in receiving a free Nissan loan vehicle via an online registration form hosted on the Nissan UK website. Their details will be relayed to their local dealer who will be in contact to arrange the vehicle loan.
For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.nissan.co.uk/covid-19/nhs-car-loans.html
Andrew Humberstone, managing director, Nissan Motor GB, said: “At a time when our healthcare workers are under immense pressure, Nissan wanted to offer its support in enabling their journeys to be trouble-free and more convenient.
“For the NHS worker who might rely on public transport and would prefer a car to drive instead; or for those whose car has experienced a breakdown and don’t have the time to arrange its repair; or there’s any other impact on your personal mobility, then please get in touch with Nissan and we will try to help you access one of our vehicles for free.”
Nissan has previously announced that key workers, including NHS employees, driving Nissan vehicles can access roadside assistance services free of charge, regardless of vehicle age or warranty coverage, to help them stay mobile during the coronavirus lockdown.
Nissan’s supply chain experts at the company’s Sunderland plant are also coordinating the distribution of up to 100,000 protective face visors a week to frontline workers.
A team of volunteers have created a parts processing line in the plant’s final assembly area to sort thousands of individual visor parts and pack them in sets for shipping direct to the NHS.