Nissan will be the official automotive supplier for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, providing a fleet of 100 per cent electric vehicles for the event on Sunday 3 October.
The Nissan LEAF passenger car and e-NV200 LCV will be used as time-keeping vehicles for the event, as well as powering the official Nissan LGBTQ+ Cheerzone.
As well as helping to deliver a more sustainable race event, Nissan says its presence at the Virgin Money London Marathon will have a strong focus on its commitments to diversity and inclusion. The brand will be working with charitable organisations supporting disabled and LGBTQ+ runners across the country in order to enable more people to engage in the sport.
Hugh Brasher, event director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said; “We are committed to driving positive change in environmental sustainability through our actions and we’re proud to be partnering with Nissan to further reduce our environmental impact and lead the world in mass participation event sustainability.”
In addition to the participants taking on the traditional route, more than 40,000 runners are set to take on the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October, which will make the event the biggest marathon in the world.