STRENGTHENING its global leadership in zero-emission electric vehicles, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. plans to start full production of the new Nissan LEAF at Nissan’s Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, and at Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. in Sunderland by the end of 2017.
The two production sites join Nissan’s Oppama Plant in Japan, which is producing the new generation of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle.
“We’re proud to continue manufacturing the Nissan LEAF at three plants globally,” said Fumiaki Matsumoto, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management. “The Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility with its many advanced technologies. Nissan employees in Oppama, Smyrna and Sunderland are excited to continue producing the most popular electric vehicle in the world.”
Nissan yesterday unveiled the new Nissan LEAF, featuring greater range, advanced technologies and a dynamic new design. The new Nissan LEAF will go on sale on October 2nd in Japan and in the coming months in the USA, Canada and Europe.
Production of the previous generation of the Nissan LEAF began at Oppama in 2010, and at Smyrna and Sunderland in 2013. Nissan LEAF batteries will continue to be produced in Smyrna, Sunderland and Zama, Japan.
SCOTTISH husband and wife team Chris and Julie Ramsey, aka Plug In Adventures, have become the first entrants to complete the Mongol Rally in an all-electric vehicle – a modified 2016 Nissan LEAF dubbed the AT-EV (All-Terrain Electric Vehicle).
The history makers crossed the epic cross-Continental rally finish line in Ulan-Ude on Saturday (9 September).
Chris and Julie left the rally start line at Goodwood Motor Circuit in the UK on Sunday 16 July and travelled 8,000 miles through 13 countries, charging their car 111 times for less than £100 in electricity costs to reach the Siberian finish line, just north of the border with Mongolia. Continue Reading
NISSAN has welcomed Business Minister Greg Clark’s announcement on the first phase of the government’s £246million investment into battery technology and energy storage in the UK. Continue Reading
Nissan have revealed that the forthcoming new Nissan LEAF will be the first vehicle in the automaker’s global product lineup equipped with ProPILOT Park. The technology helps drivers park by automatically guiding the car into a parking spot. Continue Reading
Manufactured in Sunderland, the Nissan LEAF has just recorded its 20,000th U.K sale and with ever changing attitudes and evolving infrastructure, there has never been a better time to switch to the electric side of driving. Think zero emissions, reduced fuel costs, game-changing technology and you’ll be on the road to an electric future.
You’d be forgiven in thinking ‘yeah, but’, when it comes to buying a Nissan LEAF. So, let us run you through a few ‘yeah buts’ of our own. Continue Reading