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New 2024 Nissan Leaf: Final Preview

the new Nissan Leaf It will be made in the UK.
The company said in a document submitted to a government commission on production batteries in the UK.
Nissan first announced that it would build a new electric crossover to replace the Leaf in 2021, but it hasn’t set a firm date for production just yet.
The successor to the Leaf will go into production in 2026.Nissan said recently.
History suggests Nissan will continue to build the Leaf until then, though it may decide to ramp up production sooner given the model’s age.
The annual production capacity of the Sunderland plant 500,000 vehiclesindicating that Nissan intends to introduce more electric cars into the factory.
Previously, Nissan said it planned to build 100,000 of its Leaf successor model each year in the UK.
Nissan said production of the successor to the Nissan Leaf would create 5,000 jobs at its Sunderland plant and supply chain.
Nissan will benefit from supplying the partner company with a new battery factory currently under construction at the site Visualize AESC.
Nissan said in the presentation that the mega-plant will have an operational capacity of 11 GWh by 2024 and will soon have room to expand to 30 GWh.
Envision said it hopes to sell to both Nissan and other British automakers, including Jaguar Land Rover.
JLR owner Tata said the partnership with Envision is a possibility for a new battery factory in Spain or the UK.

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The new Nissan Leaf will be based on CMF-EV platform Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
Envision said the battery cells that Nissan will supply will be of the fifth generation, with an energy density 30 percent higher than that of the current Leaf. In 2021, it said the battery chemistry will be nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) rather than the cheaper lithium iron phosphate (LFP).
The introduction of the new electric crossover and replacement of Envision’s existing small battery plant in Sunderland is part of a £1 billion investment announced for the plant in 2021.
Nissan is the only major British carmaker that plans to source batteries locally, which will help it comply with the requirements After Britain’s exit from the European Union For an ever increasing proportion of electrified car parts in the UK or EU.
From next year, 45% of the value of a European-made electric vehicle will have to come from the UK or EU to avoid a 10% tariff when crossing the Channel. The percentage will increase to 55% in 2027.
Stellantis, Ford, and JLR argued that the requirement is too onerous and should be renegotiated.

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