Nissan will produce Leaf At Europe

Nissan will produce Leaf At Europe

Nissan has announced it will produce in its plant Leaf model of Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Nissan announced the Leaf will be produced in a third location. It's Sunderland, United Kingdom. Thus, the Japanese electric model will be assembled in Oppama, Japan, Memphis, Tennessee, USA and Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Nissan will get the first copies of the production line in England in 2013, when production facility capacity will be raised to 50,000 units per year. Moreover, at Sunderland Nissan will build a factory to produce lithium-ion batteries. Construction will begin in April this year. New Nissan production facility in England is the result of an investment of 468 million.

Leaf is a mid-size model, with five seats will have a similar issue with fuel vehicles in the same category, and will be equipped with a lithium battery that will allow, according to Nissan, to run 160 kilometers without the need Charger. Leaf can reach a top speed of 140 kilometers per hour.

Leaf's battery can be charged at home, the outlet, in eight hours. It can be charged at 80% capacity in 30 minutes at stations equipped with such equipment. Autonomy car was calculated according to studies that show 90% of Americans do not run more than 160 kilometers a day.

Source: http://www.nissan-global.com/


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