Local Sourcing of Materials for the Nissan LEAF Brings Costs Down

DECHERD, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2013) - Nissan is finding more and more ways to localize its LEAF production in the U.S. When the vehicle first became available in December 2010, the car was manufactured in Japan. In January 2013, Nissan ramped up production of the car in Smyrna, Tenn. This was followed by production of the electric motor in Decherd, Tenn., in April.
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Nissan LEAF Chief Vehicle Engineer Hidetoshi Kadota

Nissan LEAF Chief Vehicle Engineer Hidetoshi Kadota

UBE's plastic pellets are made from waste electrical appliances

UBE's plastic pellets are made from waste electrical appliances

The sound insulator in the Nissan LEAF is made from recycled clothes

The sound insulator in the Nissan LEAF is made from recycled clothes

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Druck Say hello to WAVE, the world's largest EV rally

Druck Say hello to WAVE, the world's largest EV rally

Say hello to WAVE, the world's largest EV rally

Say hello to WAVE, the world's largest EV rally

Japan automakers advance electric charging infrastructure

Japan automakers advance electric charging infrastructure

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

INFOGRAPHIC: Nissan LEAF

INFOGRAPHIC: Nissan LEAF

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family