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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Stretch Electric

Stretch Electric

Stretch Electric

Stretch Electric

Infographic: Sub-Compact U.S. Auto Sales

Infographic: Sub-Compact U.S. Auto Sales

Plenty of Go But Not Enough Stop

Plenty of Go But Not Enough Stop

Nissan NOTE Launched, a New Global Hatchback

Nissan NOTE Launched, a New Global Hatchback

Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura

Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura

Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura

Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura

Nissan NOTE Launched, a New Global Hatchback

Nissan NOTE Launched, a New Global Hatchback

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Nissan Visits Elite Blue Angels for Future Sports Car Innovation

Takayuki Kimura

Takayuki Kimura

Nissan LEAF Gets the Blue Light in Portugal

Nissan LEAF Gets the Blue Light in Portugal

Nissan LEAF Gets the Blue Light in Portugal

Nissan LEAF Gets the Blue Light in Portugal

Hortȇncia Marcari

Hortȇncia Marcari

Clodoaldo Silva

Clodoaldo Silva

Hortȇncia Marcari (left) and Clodoaldo Silva

Hortȇncia Marcari (left) and Clodoaldo Silva

Nissan Launches Project to Encourage Young Brazilian Athletes

Nissan Launches Project to Encourage Young Brazilian Athletes

Busy Time Ahead for Lucas Ordenez

Busy Time Ahead for Lucas Ordenez

Renault-Nissan Alliance Helps Make EVs Carbon-Neutral

Renault-Nissan Alliance Helps Make EVs Carbon-Neutral

Mark Kaczynski

Mark Kaczynski