Nissan plans to start full production of the new Leaf in the UK by the end of 2017.
The car maker aims to start production at the Nissan Motor Manufacturing plant in Sunderland, and for US, aims to start work at Nissan’s Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Fumiaki Matsumoto, executive vice president of Nissan, commented: “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.”
The new Nissan LEAF will go on sale on Oct. 2 in Japan and in the coming months in the U.S., 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.