Nissan to produce 100% electric car

NissanCar manufacturer Nissan is officially launching production of its 100% electric LEAF car.

The car, which has received more than 100 updates, will roll off the line at the company's record-breaking Sunderland plant.

Along with Nissan's new UK battery plant, the move marks the culmination of a £420m investment by the Japanese company.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Nissan's record-breaking year last year is a success story for UK volume car manufacturing and demonstrates how our automotive industry is competing and thriving in the global race.

"I warmly welcome the production of the new electric LEAF model and battery plant at Sunderland."