Nissan is a Japanese automobile manufacturer founded in 1933 and based in the city of Yokohama. The company contains several different brands, including Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun.
In 2013, Nissan was named as the world’s sixth largest automanacturer – behind Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Ford. The following year, in 2014, Nissan became the largest car manufacturer in North America. With electric vehicle production becoming ever more popular Nissan is, as of April 2018, the world's largest electric vehicle manufacturer. This is largely down to their popular and top selling Nissan LEAF - an all-electric car.