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Nissan Leaf EV Now Being Manufactured On Three Continents With Opening Of New Battery Plant In UK

A new version of the Nissan LEAF, featuring more than 100 updates, is now being produced at the company’s Sunderland Plant in the UK. This development means that the Leaf is now being manufactured on three continents: North America, Europe, and Asia.
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Image Credit: Nissan Leaf via Wikimedia Commons

Among the updates present in the 2013 Nissan Leaf EV, two of the most significant are an improved range, now up to 124 miles, and a faster charge.

The addition of Leaf production at the Sunderland Plant has resulted in the creation of over 2,000 new jobs. (This includes jobs at Nissan’s new UK Battery Plant.)

The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted in Nissan’s press release as saying: “Nissan’s record breaking year last year is a success story for UK volume car manufacturing and demonstrates how our automotive industry is competing and thriving in the global race. I warmly welcome the production of the new electric LEAF model and battery plant at Sunderland. This £420 million investment, backed by Government, is supporting over 2,000 jobs in our automotive sector including more than 500 at Nissan in Sunderland, helping people in the area who want to work hard and get on.”



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