April 23, 2015, 10:38 am
A MITSUBISHI dealership in Glamorgan is ensuring that a new High Sheriff gets out and about in eco-friendly style.
Nathaniel Cars in David Street has lent an Outlander PHEV to Jayne James, who is the Crown’s new ceremonial judicial representative for Mid Glamorgan, and she’ll be using the game-changing and award-winning plug-in hybrid SUV to get to and from official engagements during her year in office.
Since its launch last year, the Outlander PHEV – which is the first of its type in the world – has swiftly become the UK’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle, with Mitsubishi Motors selling 10,000 of them by the end of March 2015.
Jayne, who is a former BBC Wales Today presenter, said: ‘The PHEV is proving to be a great car, with plenty of performance and fuel savings, which I am sure will delight my purse over the year! I’ll be using it for all sorts of public engagements, from citizenship ceremonies and royal visits to charity work. These duties will take me all over the south Wales terrain, so it’ll be a massive help, and I am hugely grateful to Nathaniel Cars for their generosity.’
Nathaniel Cars’ Managing Director, Wayne Griffiths, said: ‘We’re delighted to lend Jayne an Outlander PHEV. We know how keen she is on helping the environment, and the High Sheriff plays an important part in the area, so this is the perfect combination. It’s great, too, to be associated with such a historic and traditional role.’
The Outlander PHEV quickly scooped Diesel Car’s Best Alternative Fuel Vehicle award as well as Business Car’s Best Green Development gong in its Techie Awards.
Using both electric and petrol power, it has an electric range of 32½ miles, emits just 44g of CO2 per kilometre, and boasts an official combined fuel consumption figure of 148 miles per gallon. This means that no vehicle tax is payable plus it’s exempt from the London congestion charge.
It’s also eligible for the government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant, and because the Benefit In Kind is just five per cent, it means a virtual pay rise of several thousand pounds a year for company car drivers.
Each county in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has a High Sheriff. The tradition dates back to Saxon times, making it the oldest secular office after the Crown, with appointments being non-political and unpaid.
Originally responsible for maintaining law and order as well as collecting and returning taxes due to the Crown, these days the High Sheriff attends at royal visits and plays a large part in supporting the emergency services as well as lending encouragement to agencies such as the prison and probation services plus voluntary-sector organisations dedicated to crime reduction and social cohesion.
To find out more about the Outlander PHEV and arrange a test drive, visit Nathaniel Cars in David Street, Bridgend, CF31 3SA, or call 01656 662255.Back to News