Nissan to begin assembly of Leaf electric vehicle in Tenn.

Jan 09, 2013 | 01:10 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Nissan North America, LEAF, Smyrna, Altima, Maxima, Susan Brennan, electric batteries, electric car lithium-ion batteries

CHICAGO — Nissan North America Inc. will ramp up assembly of the 2013 model all-electric Leaf alongside existing vehicles at its Smyrna, Tenn., plant this week.

The start of Nissan Leaf assembly in Smyrna follows the opening of Nissan’s battery plant next door. Nissan is the only automaker that makes its own electric vehicle batteries, operating the largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in the United States.....





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