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2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric

2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric

Last fall, we learned that the first year of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric cars, built in Smyrna, Tennessee, had only 15 percent North American content. This year, the numbers are somewhat better--and they bring the Leaf closer to the domestic-content percentage of other plug-in... read more

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Large switch at photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Volkswagen Installs Huge Solar Array At Chattanooga Plant

Volkswagen flipped a large ceremonial switch yesterday that signaled the official launch of a huge array of photovoltaic solar cells at its Chattanooga assembly plant, which... read more January 23, 2013 by  22


 
2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Headlight

2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Car To Use New, Cheaper Battery Cells: UPDATED

As it enters its third model year, the Nissan Leaf electric car is expected to get a number of updates and improvements for 2013. Now, it appears one of them is a change in... read more August 27, 2012 by  20


 
Nissan Smyrna Tennessee

2013 Nissan Leaf Edges Closer To Production In Smyrna, TN

Later this year, Nissan will start producing the 2013 all-electric Leaf at its Smyrna facility in Tennessee. The first time the car has been made outside of Japan, the 2013... read more August 27, 2012 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Tennessee's Electric Car Rebate Fund Still Healthy

If you live in Tennessee and you're holding out for more electric cars to hit the market, then you could be in luck. So far, only buyers of the Nissan Leaf have been... read more January 17, 2012 by  1


 
Rapid Charging Station Tennessee Gas Station

Tennessee Gas Station First To Offer Rapid Electric Car Charging?

Over the past few months we’ve seen an increase in the number of rapid charging stations getting installed in areas where the 2011 Nissan Leaf is being sold. So far... read more September 26, 2011 by  5


 
Nissan lithium-ion battery pack plant under construction, Smyrna, Tennessee, Jan 2011

Nissan: U.S. Built Nissan Leafs Will Be On Time For 2013 Launch

The devastating earthquake and Tsunami which hit Japan back in March not only caused billions of dollars of damage, killed thousands and made many more homeless, but it also... read more July 11, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Earthquake To Delay U.S. Assembly of Nissan Leaf Electric Cars?

By far the most ambitious plan to build and assemble electric cars in the U.S. comes not from General Motors or Ford, but from Nissan. Now, it may happen a little later than... read more June 21, 2011 by 


 
First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

2011 Nissan Leaf Laurels: Euro Car of the Year, U.S. Cell Plant Underway

Initial deliveries of the 2011 Nissan Leaf battery electric car have been fitful, compared to hundreds of Chevy Volts sold each week. But Nissan's first modern mass-produced... read more January 26, 2011 by  1


 
ECOtality Blink DC fast charger plugged in

Cracker Barrel Installing EV Charge Points At Tennessee Stores

Cracker Barrel, not exactly the bastion of green technology, has launched a pilot program that will see a number of EV charge points installed at 24 of the restaurant... read more December 1, 2010 by  3


 
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