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25 years old and still going strong

Nissan’s Sunderland plant is 25 years old and has produced over 6,000,000 vehicles. NISSAN’S factory at Sunderland has reached its silver annniversary. It opened in September, 1986. Lady Thatcher (at the time Margaret) was the country’s prime minister and she opened the plant and painted a second eye on a traditional Japanese ‘daruma’ doll, which […]

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Lincoln gets charging point after Top Gear shocker

LINCOLN is to get its first public electric vehicle charging point after the BBC’s Top Gear team visited the city and couldn’t find anywhere to recharge their cars. Nissan, who build one of the cars featured in the programme, the all-electric Leaf, have promised to foot the bill. A Nissan Leaf gets a recharge at […]

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First for Nissan and electric vehicles

Nissan’s Leaf is rewriting the record books. AN electric car has scooped the prestigious European Car of The Year title for the first time in the award’s 47-year history, beating some excellent mainstream contenders. In a historic moment for Nissan and zero emission vehicles, the 100% electric Nissan LEAF has been awarded 2011 European Car […]

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Electric car will be built in Sunderland

Nissan has announced that it will build its electric Leaf model in Sunderland. MOTOR giant Nissan is to build its new electric car in Sunderland, with production of the Leaf due to begin in 2013, forming part of a £420-million investment in electric cars by the Japanese firm. The manufacturer said the Leaf would be the […]

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