Three years after Nissan introduced electric vehicle and battery manufacturing to Europe, the 50,000th European-built Nissan Leaf has rolled off the production line. The silver, Tekna grade Leaf rolled off the production line last week and is destined for a customer in France.
Five years ago, the Leaf was the first mass-market electric vehicle to go on sale and it remains the best-selling EV of all time with almost 220,000 vehicles sold worldwide. With a new 155-mile range Leaf 30 kWh on sale across Europe, Nissan is pioneering affordable, all-electric technology for the mass-market.
Having introduced electric vehicle production to Europe with Leaf in 2013, Nissan launched a second EV into Europe in 2014 when the e-NV200 van went into production in the Nissan’s Barcelona plant in Spain – powered by the same European-built advanced lithium-ion batteries as the Leaf.
Today, Nissan is the first manufacturer to look beyond the car and into the future – turning the Leaf into a fuel station for your house or workplace and a mobile power unit that makes Nissan customers money.