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Nissan Begins U.S. Assembly Of 2013 Leaf Electric Vehicle And Batteries

GasBuddy Blog -- This week, Nissan will ramp up U.S. assembly of the 2013 model year all-electric LEAF at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., where it will be manufactured alongside the company's gasoline-powered products.

The start of Nissan LEAF assembly in Smyrna comes on the heels of the opening of Nissan's battery plant in an adjacent facility. Nissan is the only automaker that manufactures its own electric vehicle batteries, at the largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in the U.S.

"Bringing assembly of the innovative 2013 Nissan LEAF to our award-winning manufacturing plant speaks to the flexibility, efficiency and talent of our U.S. workforce," said Susan Brennan , Nissan's vice president of manufacturing in Smyrna....


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Wonder if they'll still be around when I shop for my next vehicle in about 10 years....
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Good news, any EV made in the US brings cost down and vehicles easy to afford!
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Luv my Leaf!
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WanderDan: that's b/c it's a GB employee's blog. Patrick DeHaan is senior analyst for GasBuddy.
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old
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old
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We need more envioremental friendly vehicles on the road faster before it is too late.
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Fletus: thanks for the update from your corner of the world.
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Ok
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OK...
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 2:05:10 PM

I have seen a few of these driving around in Charlotte. Let's hope more vendors and consumers switch from gas to electric in the near future. I know I am considering it.
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They should make them in California, since that's where most of them will end up.
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This article was posted on here about a week ago.
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Must have been a long weekend.. No news huh??
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Good! Make it cheaper...
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Are they running out of new's stories that they feel the need to repeat them. Anyone else agree this is a old story.
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Another old story.
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3rd day...or is it 4th?
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Old old old news!
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One thing is for sure, this article has lasted here nearly 3 times as long as a Leaf would last on a single charge
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Smyrna Tennessee, the home of the Nissan Sentra...
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good
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no ev for me
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My leaves have fallen off and blown away as this story should.
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Hahaha CptnCanada!
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ok
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Real old news....
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day4
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good news, but old...
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old...again...
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This old topic is loosing its charge
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Good luck Nissan. If EV's can make it in the US they might be viable elsewhere but personally I don't think the technology is ready to be accepted as a substitute for personal transportation quite yet.
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Old old old news
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Three day old news.
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Good for nissan.
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Agree, good news on the job front...
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old news
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I will keep my gasoline old clunker!!!!!!! Electric cars will not solve any thing!!!!!
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Old news
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That's great news for American workers.
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Good for the economy and i wish Nissan well but i'd still rather have a Prius.
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Repeat
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This was old news last week, even better now?
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"If you want new post it. Quit whining about old stories."

Lots of advertising here to get our attention and take away valuable time. If you don't like the complaining then just don't read it.
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So will more people want this car now?
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Nissan Begins U.S. Assembly Of 2013 Leaf Electric Vehicle And Batteries. Good for the people hired for the jobs, Smyrna, and Tennessee – little help from the federal government and their overspending with useless subsidies the taxpayers will have to pay back.
'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down!
EV's and Plug In Inbreds have a very long way to go before they will be the 'Norm.'
My vehicle was paid for many years ago and I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly NOT a Fiat, Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt or an NYC/ Hurricane Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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Please recall this article.
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We think we responded to this post last week.
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Great!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 10:05:39 AM

I live near this plant. I know people who work for Nissan North America in Franklin. I might even know people who work at the Nissan plant itself. Nissan has been great for this area. Tennessee is a right to work state and we have no income tax. Huh. Imagine that.
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