Three EV Fast Chargers For Goodwood

The Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, linked to major automotive events in the UK, will receive three EV fast chargers, donated by Nissan.

At the same time, the Estate is acquiring a pair of all-electric, British-built Nissan Leafs, the new version of which is now on sale in the UK.

This last weekend, Goodwood hosted the Festival of Speed, a key event in the diary of any fan of cars and motor racing.

On top of being home to the Festival, the expansive estate includes a racecourse, aerodrome, golf courses and hotel.

The new fast chargers, capable of charging an all-electric Leaf to 80 percent battery capacity in just 30 minutes, will be installed at Goodwood House, the motor racing circuit and the racecourse.

They will be available for members of the public to use, providing a scenic recharge point for drivers on the South coast.

The chargers will help Nissan achieve its aim of installing 150 fast chargers in the UK by next spring.

Nissan said it is firmly in the forefront of electric vehicle technology, with more than 60,000 Leafs taking to the road worldwide since the first lucky owner took delivery of his car in California in December 2010.

Goodwood’s Leafs will be used by Lord March and his family, as well as being put to general use around the estate and farm.

This announcement emphasizes Goodwood’s environmental credentials: the estate said it is home to the largest lowland organic farm in the UK and Lord March is committed to the principle of organic farming.

Nissan had various attractions and activities at the Festival of Speed, key among which is its Electric Vehicle Experience.

Nissan said this experience allowed visitors to get up close to the new ZEOD (Zero Emission On Demand) racing car – Nissan’s Garage 56 entry for the 2014 Le Mans 24-hour race.

The ZEOD shares battery technology with the new Leaf, which was also shown.

“I am thrilled that Nissan has so generously agreed to install three electric vehicle charging points at strategic locations around the Goodwood Estate,” said Lord March. “Electric vehicles are a key ingredient to the future of motoring and reducing harmful emissions, and with Nissan’s support I am pleased to be pioneering this ethical form of transportation across Goodwood, especially with the British-built Leaf.”