The new Nissan LEAF offers an improved range of 235 miles on a single charge, and European production has now started at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland. The first customers will receive their vehicles in February.
Nissan claims that the new LEAF offers greater range, dynamic design, advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity.
Technology in the new Nissan LEAF includes:
The Nissan LEAF has been in production in the UK since 2013 for European markets, with more than 85,000 units sold in Europe since 2011, when the first deliveries began from Nissan’s Oppama plant in Japan. Following an initial investment of £420m, the introduction of the new Nissan LEAF has been supported by a further £36m investment in Nissan Sunderland Plant, supporting more than 2,000 jobs at Nissan and in the UK supply chain.
The Nissan Sunderland Plant produces the Nissan Qashqai, Note and Juke and the 100% electric Nissan LEAF. Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012.