Although the Leaf isn’t the first electric Nissan, it is one of the first modern affordable production EVs. And it’s partly because Nissan makes it in a local factory that it’s still affordable today. However, the EV segment is way more competitive these days, which means the Leaf can’t carry the brand alone. But that doesn’t just require more Nissan EVs—it also demands more dedicated production lines.
Though keenly aware of that fact, up until recently, Nissan lacked the financial stability to truly expand its electric production. But after bouncing back from its losses, so the automaker is beefing up its EV game. Its first electric crossover, the 2023 Ariya, is almost here, and more EVs will follow. And soon, the Leaf won’t be the only EV Nissan makes in the U.S.A. The company has plans to scale up EV assembly here—which might involve building a third Nissan factory in the U.S.
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