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Elated as I have just been offered a full time permanent job at Evans Halshaw Nissan, Sunderland with their new position of Innovation Specialist for their 100% Electric LEAF, including their forthcoming eNV200 van and people carrier.

I hope to put my LEAF user experience to good use.

There is life in the old dog yet
 

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Congrats, what exactly does that job involve?
I'll be the dealership EV specialist (EV sales person), hopefully having most of the answers. Promoting the LEAF's benefits to customers and business users. To be at any EV promotional events. To get as many people to try out the LEAF with their 24 hour life style test drive. Giving the customers as much useful information as possible to help them with being a new EV user, with charge cards needed, charger location mapping and social media etc. Also ensuring that the electric vehicles are handed over 100% with warranty books complete, correct cables and the most talked about issue, ensuring Carwings is working fully.
 

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Sorry sir, all changed. I was so excited ;)
 
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See if you can get the dealer to put total running costs on all the vehicles (incl fuel) whenever I explain the equivalent price I am paying is about £100 per month given the fuel savings people go from 'that's nice' to 'how much could I save'
 

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Elated as I have just been offered a full time permanent job at Evans Halshaw Nissan, Sunderland with their new position of Innovation Specialist for their 100% Electric LEAF, including their forthcoming eNV200 van and people carrier.

I hope to put my LEAF user experience to good use.

There is life in the old dog yet
Great news - I'm dead keen to test out the eNV200. My missus has agreed that it might make a good placement for her diesel estate. Now I know where to test one out. Let us know when you have one to play with.
 

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Great news - I'm dead keen to test out the eNV200. My missus has agreed that it might make a good placement for her diesel estate. Now I know where to test one out. Let us know when you have one to play with.
Will do.
 

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Congratulations Colin.

On a general note I think this is an excellent sign that a dealer is employing someone with direct user experience. I accept it is smart business as it should naturally improve the uptake but still feel its a positive move.

And good to have Newtown Motors and yourself on here as that ensures you are both aware of the issues the EV users face.

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After a slow progress I'm glad to announce that my Innovation Specialist contract is in the post, hopefully for a start next week. :)
 
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Can you get Nissan to do a version of these for my boot
Hadn't a clue what this was until I seen your tweet. If it costs £300 for a solar spoiler, what do you think this would cost, and the space needed to deploy it?
 

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I was there last Saturday. The rapid could do with attention it dropped out after 10 mins with heat exhaustion. Got me going again though so I was happy :)

They all seemed friendly and happy to help. Good luck in your new position.
 

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Contract in the post and verbal confirmation that I start tomorrow, Thursday 28th August 2014 :)
Apparently all three LEAFs are booked out for 24 hour test drives and I'll be handing them over.
 
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Congratulation @Colin. How much pressure will there be on you to sell, sell, sell? Will they make allowances for the fact the EV sales are much less than their ICE vehicles and need more time with potential buyers with explanation etc. ?
 

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@smartie Yes that's the plan with these new appointments created by Nissan.
 
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