With two years of Nissan LEAF sales just completed, the company today announced the launch of the United States’ largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The facility – which is making battery components for the ramp-up of production of the all-electric, zero-emission 2013 Nissan LEAF early next year – is one of three of its kind in the world operated by a major automaker.
The multi-award winning Nissan LEAF has entered the record books for the second time in 2012. The convoy of 225 cars took place around the Silverstone racing circuit to break the Guinness World Record for the "largest parade of electric vehicles," beating the previous record of 218 held by Chrysler in the US.
The changes in the revamped model, shown on Nov. 20 at a Tokyo hotel, were based on feedback from owners whose chief worry was running out of electric juice while driving, Nissan officials said.
The spectacular fall color show is at its peak around the lake, located 1,269 meters above sea level, set below Mount Nantaisan as a dramatic backdrop.
Fourteen months after the company and the government of Puerto Rico signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore and foster the future introduction of electric vehicles in Puerto Rico, Nissan prepares the 2013 retail launch of the first and best-selling 100 percent electric vehicle (EV) in the world, the Nissan LEAF. With this step, Puerto Rico will become the first Latin American market where the Nissan LEAF is sold in retail showrooms.