Nissan set to ramp up US assembly of LEAF EV

Nissan is set to ramp up US assembly of the 2013 model year LEAF electric vehicle (EV) at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The company also recently opened a battery plant in an adjacent facility.

According to a statement, LEAF assembly in Smyrna will contribute to Nissan’s goal to manufacture 85 per cent of its US sales volume in North America by 2015.

The addition of LEAF and battery assembly has resulted in the creation of more than 300 manufacturing jobs.