Nissan Cancels Opening Ceremony At Tennessee Battery Plant

Sales of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle are far from inspiring, with monthly sales on average about 15% lower than they were last year. With sales of the Leaf EV at just over 42,000 units worldwide, Nissan’s big bet on electric cars is frustrating some executives. Low sales are also being blamed for the cancellation of the opening ceremony of the Smyrna, Tennessee battery plant that was set to produce around 200,000 EV batteries every year.

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Study: EV Subsidies Would Better Benefit Smaller Battery Packs

One major point of contention for electric vehicles is their reliance on government tax credits to bring down prices. A new study suggests that the government is going about these tax credits wrong, subsidizing EV’s and hybrids with big battery packs, when subsidizing vehicles with smaller packs would have more social and environmental benefits.

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Op-Ed: Should the Government Anoint an Automotive Savior?

There’s a lot of debate about what the government should, and shouldn’t spend money on. One item that is cause

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