Nissan Sunderland Plant celebrates production of 250,000 LEAFs in the UK


Nissan Sunderland Plant is celebrating the production of 250,000 LEAFs in the UK.

Demonstrating the ability of the LEAF to act as a mobile power plant, the lights on a 32-foot Christmas tree are being powered by the vehicle’s battery, using V2X technology.

Alan Johnson, vice president manufacturing at Nissan Sunderland Plant, said: “Passing a quarter of a million Nissan LEAF is a tremendous milestone, and demonstrates the electric vehicle manufacturing expertise we have built up at our plant over the past decade.

“This year we have completely electrified the plant’s line-up with the new versions of Qashqai and Juke launched, so lighting up the Christmas tree with our original EV is a spectacular and appropriate way to end 2022.”

The Nissan LEAF, built in Sunderland for more than a decade, was the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle.

In 2021 Nissan’s Sunderland Plant was announced as the home of EV36ZERO, a £1bn flagship electric vehicle manufacturing ecosystem bringing together electric vehicles, renewable energy and battery production.

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