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21
JUL

Sharon Fay says:
F.J. Chalke Electric Roadshow at Haynes Motor Museum Friday 25th July


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Event: F.J. Chalke Electric Roadshow
Date: Friday 25th July 2014
Location: Haynes Motor Museum (near Yeovil, Somerset)
Times: Session 1: 10am – 12.30pm
Session 2: 1.30pm – 4.00pm

You are invited to have an ‘electric’ experience by driving the ground-breaking 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 and Nissan LEAF around the Haynes Motor Museum race track and on the open road.

You will also enjoy complimentary refreshments, and free entry to the motor museum for you and a guest.

Please RSVP by calling 01963 834492 or by emailing businesscentre@fjchalke.co.uk by the 20th July.

I hope to see you there.



12
FEB

Sharon Fay says:
Charge your Nissan LEAF e-car in 30 minutes with the new Rapid Chargers


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Even more positive news for Nissan LEAF drivers!

There are now 1000 CHAdeMO rapid chargers that have been installed in Europe.  Out of these 1000 almost 20% are here in the UK.

The CHAdeMO units can charge the Nissan LEAF in just 30 minutes to an 80% charge.  The chargers are available around the UK at Ikea stores, motorway service stations and Nissan dealerships, most of which are completely FREE for Nissan owners, including at FJ Chalke Wincanton in Somerset/Dorset.

If you have any questions please contact me (Sharon) at FJ Chalke 01963 34335 or email sharon.fay@fjchalke.co.uk or simply pop by to our showroom to charge up! Find out more at our website: www.fjchalke.co.uk/eco



13
JAN

Sharon Fay says:
3000th Nissan LEAF takes to the UK Highway!


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Nissan has clocked up a massive 3000th sale of the all-electric Nissan LEAF in the UK!

Nissan hit the landmark figure in November 2013 when a total of 141 new British built LEAFs were registered in dealerships across the country. Nissan’s second generation LEAF which is built in Sunderland, UK has over 100 improvements over its predecessor and has secured over 1300 UK sales in just 3 months.  The Nissan LEAF continues to grow in other countries to date more than 16,000 have been sold in Europe, while global sales have topped an amazing 87,000.

For more information the Nissan LEAF and to book a free test drive call me on 01963 34335.



21
OCT

Sharon Fay says:
Ecotricity electric highway powering the 100% electric Nissan LEAF


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london to Leeds

Nissan had a record month in September selling 331 Nissan LEAFs, and to keep these Nissan LEAFs powered the electric highway is growing with help from Ecotricity. They have been installing chargers including rapid chargers (allowing you to charge 80% in 30 mins) to Welcome Breaks since July 2011 where they installed their first rapid charger at South Mimms services.

You can now travel the 213 miles from London to Leeds using the rapid chargers on the electric highway.
Take a look at the following link to see the full map of chargers in the UK from Ecotricity: www.ecotricity.co.uk/for-the-road/our-electric-highway

If you have any questions please contact me (Sharon) at FJ Chalke 01963 34335 or email sharon.fay@fjchalke.co.uk



09
SEP

Sharon Fay says:
Get Mobile: Another first for the 100% electric Nissan LEAF!


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Great news – the Nissan LEAF is the 1st 100% electric car to join the Motability Scheme.

Motability has helped over three million people get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

The new UK-built Nissan LEAF is now available from just £999 Advance Payment (AP) and for £1299 AP you can upgrade to the Acenta model featuring Nissan’s CARWINGS telematics system, as well as useful features such as auto lights and wipers, cruise control and colour reversing camera. The top of the range Tekna grade is available for £1999 AP adding a BOSE energy efficient sound system, 360 degree monitor and leather heated seats.

For more information on the Motability Scheme and the Nissan LEAF call me on 01963 34335 and ask for Sharon.



20
AUG

Sharon Fay says:
Nissan’s 1st 100% electric van being showcased at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show Wednesday 21st August 2013


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Nissan Electric Vehicle Dealers FJ Chalke are very excited to be showing a prototype of the e-nv200 at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show in Dorset tomorrow on Wednesday 21st August 2013.

This is Nissan’s first 100% electric van and it will be there alongside the British built Nissan LEAF.

Come along to the FJ Chalke  stand and have a chat with myself and Shane and have a look at the e-nv200 which is due to be launched early in 2014.

(The pic above was taken when it arrived and had not been cleaned, but it will be very lovely and shiny for the show!)



04
APR

Sharon Fay says:
New Nissan LEAF 100% Electric Car to be Made In Britain


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Thursday 28th March 2013 saw the 1st Nissan LEAF come off the production line in the UK in Sunderland, with the batteries also being produced at Sunderland this is a double celebration.

This means that we are another exciting step closer to the launch of the New (Made in Britain!) Nissan LEAF.  The New Nissan LEAF boasts 100 new improvements with a range of 124 miles, faster charging time and increased bootspace to name just a few.

If you would like more information please give me a call on 01963 34335 or email sharon.fay@fjchalke.co.uk.



12
MAR

Sharon Fay says:
All electric Nissan LEAF now more affordable


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If you haven’t heard already, Nissan have reduced the price of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF by £2,500 – what was £25,990 (on the road) is now £23,490 (on the road).

However here at FJ Chalke we have reduced the price even more to £20,000 (on the road – terms and conditions apply). You can also benefit from low rate finance deals with Nissan Preferences at £239 per month and contract hire monthly payments are now as low as only £199 +VAT (terms and conditions apply). If that wasn’t enough, there is also 3 years FREE servicing on some finance deals.

So if you don’t want to miss out on these deals, and you’d like to test drive the Nissan LEAF at our showroom in Wincanton, please give me a call on 01963 34335 or email for more information sharon.fay@fjchalke.co.uk.



17
JAN

Sharon Fay says:
Test drive a Nissan LEAF at A.P. Chant’s Renewable Energy Event in Bridport – 26th January 2013


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Join the FJ Chalke team at A.P. Chant’s Centre of Renewable Energy, The Core, Bridport Dorset, on Saturday 26th January to learn all about the 100% electric Nissan LEAF.

Arrive at 10am ready for a Presentation at 10.30am.

After the presentation you will then have the opportunity to drive a Nissan LEAF (so don’t forget your driving licence) and you will also get the chance to explore A.P. Chants renewable energy centre The Core, and have a look at rainwater harvesting, solar panels, biomass boilers and lots more.

If you would like to join us please RSVP to me, Sharon Fay, at FJ Chalke 01963 34335 or email sharon.fay@fjchalke.co.uk (Places are limited so book early!).



20
DEC

Sharon Fay says:
Happy Nissan Leaf-y Christmas!


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We look back over a busy 2012 with the 100% electric Nissan Leaf here at our FJ Chalke Wincanton showroom, and we look forward to an even busier and exciting 2013 when the Nissan Leaf will start to roll off at the Nissan Sunderland Plant in the UK.

Keep an eye on my blog posts here at Dorset Energized and our website www.fjchalke.co.uk/eco for updates and information about this and everything Nissan Leaf at FJ Chalke!

It just leaves me to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!


1Comments | Post your own comment

  • vince adams comments:
    "I did a trip to London today, stopped halfway to Richmond near Camberley,30 minute fast charge both way’s and just got home safely.
    What’s Santa going to put in your stocking ? Could it be the new Leaf or even a test drive, I can highly recommend "

    December 20, 2012 a 5:48 pm


30
NOV

Sharon Fay says:
Bridport’s First Solar Car Port Vehicle Charging Station Launches


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We enjoyed a very wet day at the launch of AP Chant Renewable Energy’s Electric Car Charging Port – the first of its kind in Bridport, Dorset, last Saturday 24th November.

The rain did not dampen everyone’s enthusiasm and we did a great number of test drives of the Nissan LEAF 100% electric car including for the Mayor of Bridport who commented that the drive was very smooth and quiet!

If you are interested in using the charger at AP Chant in Bridport you can contact  Lucy on lucychant@apchant.com, call 01308 420170 or visit www.apchantrenewableenergy.co.uk.



14
NOV

Sharon Fay says:
Launch Party for Bridport’s First Solar Car Port Vehicle Charging Station 24th November 2012


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Saturday 24th November 2012, 10am until 4pm
Launch Party for Bridport’s First Solar Car Port Vehicle Charging Station 
The Core, Unit 3 Homewood Way, Gore Cross Business Park, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3FH

Here at FJ Chalke in Wincanton we are working closely with A P Chant Renewable Energy from Bridport in Dorset. We have loaned them a Nissan LEAF to visit their new and existing clients.  AP Chant have recently had installed a Solar Car Port Vehicle charging Station which will be used to charge the Nissan LEAF.  They are the first charging port in Bridport and are launching on Saturday 24th November.

This is an invitation to come to their launch at The Core in Bridport, to have a look at their Solar Car Charging Port and our Nissan LEAF.

Why Electric Transport?
Sustainable driving is an important step in decreasing energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating the harmful effects of global warming. With the number of electric vehicles on the rise and the demand for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) increasing, A P Chant and Schneider Electric deliver innovative, efficient and user-friendly EV charging solutions wherever EV drivers need to charge.

How Does it Work?
Unlike a standard socket the EVlink charging station transmits power between the electrical network and the vehicle. As such the station evaluates the energy required for charging the battery: the electric car is ready to go at a lower cost. The charger is installed with a load shedding function in order to avoid exceeding the threshold agreed with our energy supplier. It allows the charge to be programmed for a time when the energy costs are less, during off-peak times for example.

Is it Safe?
The electric charging system ensures user safety thanks to smarter control that will allow charging to begin only when the vehicle is safely plugged in. The unit is compliant with the IEC 61851-1 standard and the socket is equipped with shutters that cover the power contacts when not in use, guaranteeing a high level of safety for both domestic and commercial use.

Benefits of the EVlink Charging System

  • Faster charging – Charge four times faster with full 32 Amp power.
  • Smart design – Sleek, space-saving design, LED charging indicators.
  • Eco-delay charging option – Enables users to delay charging for up to eight hours, in one hour increments, allowing them to take advantage of lower off-peak utility rates and reduce environmental impact.
  • Protection – Absolute safety for users and their vehicles.

Please RSVP to Lucy at A P Chant on lucychant@apchant.com or by calling 01308 420170 or for more information visit www.apchantrenewableenergy.co.uk.

Click here to download a PDF invite >>


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  • Sharon Fay comments:
    "Thanks for your feedback Theresa and I hope that you are getting as many in the company as possible to experience the Nissan LEAF Vince its best to give Lucy a call at AP Chant on 01308 420170 to book in to charge as its not 24hr, enjoy your trip to West Bay :) "
    November 28, 2012 a 12:53 pm

  • Theresa comments:
    "DEAC are lucky enough to be trialling a Leaf this week. It is an exceptionally good car and very responsive to drive. DEAC boss Phil Neale thinks they’re great! "
    November 17, 2012 a 1:17 pm

  • vince adams comments:
    "This is an amazing new project and my thanks to Chalkes and Chants.
    I love to drive down to West Bay and its just a touch outside my scope with my Leaf coming from Sturminster Newton. This now will allow me to travel with no worries and maybe even go onto Lyme from time to time, Thanks vince "

    November 17, 2012 a 1:46 am


31
OCT

Sharon Fay says:
Time to turn over a new LEAF (£1600 deposit contribution towards a brand new Nissan LEAF)


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Have you ever thought about buying an electric car but thought it was going to be to expensive and gave it no more thought? Well here are a few points you may not have thought about with the bigger picture of owning a Nissan LEAF compared to a combustion engine car…

Costs like fuel that just keep rising but you can charge the Nissan LEAF from as little as £2.03 for a full charge.  This is an annual cost of £186 based on 10000 miles per annum.  With the average cost of a gallon of petrol now £6.32 what does you car do to the gallon? The Nissan LEAF is 339 mpg.

We all hate to pay road fund license, but with the Nissan LEAF this is NIL and the same with the congestion charge in London which is normally £8 a day but NIL if you have a Nissan LEAF.

All these savings add up plus with the £1600 deposit contribution with Nissan Finance you can save yourself even more on monthly payments.

So enjoy the luxury, comfort and smooth ride of the Nissan LEAF –  it may not be as expensive as you think!

Give me a call (Sharon Fay) at FJ Chalke Ltd 01963 34335 or email sharon.fay@fjchalke.co.uk for FREE advice to get on the road to greener energy.



27
SEP

Sharon Fay says:
Introducing FJ Chalke’s New Electric Vehicle Relationship Manager


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My name is Sharon Fay and I am the new Electric Vehicle Relationship Manager at Dorset Energized’s partners FJ Chalke in Wincanton.

I have worked for FJ Chalke previously as Receptionist and then as Electric Vehicle Relationship Manager, but having been out of the car industry for a year and missing the buzz of sales, the role came up again as Electric Vehicle Relationship Manager [as Beverley has gone onto pastures new] and as they say… the rest is history.

I am looking forward to taking the Nissan LEAF on the next stage of its journey and introducing new electric vehicles to the Nissan EV range. So if you would like to arrange a test drive, ask a question or have a chat about the LEAF please do not hesitate to contact me on 01963 34335 or sharon.fay@fjchalke.co.uk and of course there is lots more information on our website on: www.fjchalke.co.uk/eco.



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