Nissan loaning cars to NHS workers for free during coronavirus lockdown

Nissan is providing more than 100 free loan vehicles for NHS workers during the cornavirus crisis.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 5:53 pm
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 1:13 pm
Cars available under the scheme include the Sunderland-built Juke

The firm has united its UK dealer network to support frontline health workers should their normal mode of transport be compromised.

The vehicles allocated for the initiative include Micras and the Sunderland-built Juke, Qashqai and electric LEAF, for which dealers will also provide free access to the their own charging facility.

The vehicles are 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, workers must be to be over 25, with no more than six points on their license.

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Andrew Humberstone, managing director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. 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.

Workers should 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. The initial number of vehicles is limited, so Nissan encourages those most in need of mobility to not delay their application. Applicants will be contacted if a car is available from a local dealer (within a 20-mile radius of their home).

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.nissan.co.uk/covid-19/nhs-car-loans.html