Nissan is working with around 30 dealer sites around the UK to provide 100 cars to NHS workers who need transport during the coronavirus pandemic.

The vehicles, which include the Micra, Juke, Qashqai and electric Leaf, will be offered for free and include insurance and road side assistance. NHS workers who are offered a Leaf will also be provided free charging access at their local dealer.

Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan UK, 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.”

The news comes on top of Nissan’s announcement to support health workers by offering NHS Nissan customers free roadside assistance, regardless of the car’s age and mileage, to help them stay mobile during the crisis.

NHS staff who want to take advantage of the offer can apply here. 

The news follows other manufacturers including MG, Land Rover and Vauxhall who have offered similar services to help the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.