Nissan Begins Battery Manufacturing In America

It is a landmark day for electric vehicles in America. Today, Nissan begins production of battery packs for the Nissan Leaf EV at its Smyrna, Tennessee factory. While sales of the Nissan Leaf haven’t been what Nissan hoped for, domestic battery production could mean a new generation of affordable EVs are just on the horizon.

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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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