Slated to go on sale December in Japan, Nissan has started production of the electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF. Scheduled for sale in the United States in early 2011, in select markets in Europe.
Nissan LEAF will be produced at the Oppama Plant in Japan. Part of the assembly line has been modified to mount battery modules at the stage of production where fuel tanks are traditionally installed, and motors and inverters are mounted at the point where engines are installed in gasoline-powered vehicles. Production quality and efficiency are assured by applying the Nissan Production Way (NPW) in every step of the assembly process.