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Nissan Sees Full LEAF Production by March

Oppama factory production to reach 4,000 units a month, with goal by end of month at 10,000 of the electric cars.

Published: 25-Jan-2011

Nissan Motor Co said on Tuesday it would add overtime and holidays at one if its Japanese factories toward the end of the business year in March to bring production of the Leaf electric car up to full speed.

Japan's second-biggest automaker has gradually ramped up output of its first mass-marketed zero-emission car since it started building the Leaf in late October, completing about 3,000 units to date.

By March, the pace of production will rise to full capacity of about 4,000 Leafs a month at the Oppama factory, south of Tokyo, putting Nissan on track to hit a target of producing a total 10,000 units by the end of March, a Nissan official said.

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