Nissan Begins Electric Car Battery Production at Tennessee Plant

Smyrna, Tennessee cell fabrication facility can produce enough batteries for 200,000 electric cars a year.

Published: 13-Dec-2012

Just two years after the first Nissan Leaf was sold in the U.S., Nissan said today it has opened a plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, to fabricate lithium-ion cells for electric-car batteries.

The first cells built at the plant have completed the necessary aging process, and can now be charged for the first time.

Those cells will go into electric cars built in its adjacent assembly plant, the first of which will be the 2013 Nissan Leaf.


Blink DC fast charger at Cracker Barrel store in Tennessee.

Despite Blink charger on the blink, Stephen Smith and his family make the 180 mile drive across Tennessee in their Nissan LEAF.

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