Sunderland has fired up, right on schedule, and the 2018 LEAF is now in production on three continents.
With their superior DC infrastructure, and generally shorter driving-range requirements, It would not be very surprising if 2018 LEAF sales in Europe surpass those in North America.
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Production begins of the new Nissan LEAF in Europe
Production of the all-new Nissan LEAF, the next generation of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, is officially underway for European customers.
With the first new LEAFs now rolling off the line at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK, the countdown has now started to the first customers receiving their vehicles in February.
Embodying Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision and already winning international awards for innovation and technology, this new model has been reinvented to offer greater range, dynamic design, advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity.
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan Europe Divisional Vice President for Manufacturing, said: “Nissan led the way in introducing electric vehicles to Europe in 2011, and every year since then it’s been clear that more and more customers share our vision for the future of driving.
“We're excited to start production in and to bring the new Nissan LEAF to European markets from February.”
The new Nissan LEAF offers an improved range of 378km* on a single charge, allowing drivers to enjoy longer journeys, interconnected by the extended European CHAdeMO Quick Charging network...