Dongfeng-Nissan to Build New Chinese Plant

Venucia EV 1 photo
Nissan’s Chinese partner, Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd. have announced the building of an all-new plant in Dalian, Liaoning Province. The building costs for the plant are expected to be around the $800- (€640-) million mark, and it is expected to produce around 150,000 units by 2014, with its full production potential of 300,000 being reached some time afterward.
Along with the building of the new plant, Dongfeng have also signed an agreement through which the factory will provide the Dalian Municipal Government with 1,000 Venucia-branded EVs for the start of a pilot program due to start in 2014, to determine the viabiliy of EVs in the area.

The new ‘Venucia’ EV will borrow heavily from the Nissan Leaf, but it will be different enough not to be confused with the original Japanese car. However, since Venucia is a ‘budget brand’, we expect the new EV not to be as high quality as the Leaf, in an effort to keep costs down - we’ll let you know as soon as we gain more information on the matter.
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