Archive for June 29th, 2010|Daily archive page

Nissan LEAF Litium-Ion battery facility ground breaking!

Nissan broke ground last month in Smyrna, Tenn. on the project that brings Nissan LEAF production to the United States. This new facility will be producing the Lithium-Ion Batteries that power the Nissan LEAF Zero-Emissions Vehicle. The all-electric Nissan LEAF will be produced at Nissan’s vehicle assembly facility in Smyrna beginning in 2012!

Nissan LEAF and battery production will create up to 1,300 jobs when the plants are operating at full capacity. The battery plant, one of the largest vehicle battery manufacturing plants in North America at 1.3 million square feet at full capacity, will be capable of producing 200,000 advanced=technology batteries annually. It will be located adjacent to the vehicle assembly plant, which will be retooled to accommodate production of Nissan LEAF and will be capable of producing 150,000 electric cars annually.

We are looking forward to the production of this New Zero-Emissions Vehicle! Check back for more updates on the progress Nissan is making toward the launch of the Nissan LEAF!