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 bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Nissan GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez

Nissan GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez

from left: Lucas Ordóñez, Satoshi Motoyama and Wolfgang Reip

from left: Lucas Ordóñez, Satoshi Motoyama and Wolfgang Reip

Three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama

Three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama

Nissan GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip

Nissan GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Take a look at Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror

Take a look at Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror

Take a look at Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror

Take a look at Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror