NISSAN PICKS DECHERD, TENN., PLANT TO MAKE MOTOR ASSEMBLIES FOR U.S.-BUILT ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

07.20.2011

, FRANKLIN, Tenn.

NISSAN PICKS DECHERD, TENN., PLANT TO MAKE MOTOR ASSEMBLIES FOR U.S.-BUILT ELECTRIC VEHICLES

New public line to emanate adult to 90 new jobs, support prolongation of Nissan LEAF in Smyrna

Nissan Americas now reliable that, starting in early 2013, it will furnish a electric engine for a Nissan LEAF – a world’s initial all-electric, zero-emission car designed for a mass marketplace – during a Decherd, Tenn., powertrain public plant. Preparation of a plant for electric engine production, facilitated by U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program loan funds, will embody further of a new public line and will emanate adult to 90 new jobs. When a new public line is completed, a plant will have a ability to furnish adult to 150,000 electric motors annually for Nissan LEAFs, that will be built during a company’s public plant in Smyrna, Tenn.

“Nissan’s Tennessee operations are paving a approach to a zero-emission destiny for everyone,” pronounced Bill Krueger, clamp authority of Nissan Americas. “By delivering motors for a initial mass-produced electric vehicles done in a United States, a Decherd plant will play a critical purpose in creation zero-emission mobility a existence for American consumers.”

The work to support a electric engine public line represents a fifth further to Nissan’s Decherd operations, that began prolongation in 1997. The new public line will be located within a existent trickery regulating 100,000 sq.-ft. of accessible building space, and will underline rarely automated, state-of-the-art apparatus including handle circuitous machines, magnetization and magnet insertion equipment, varnishing and prohibited press apparatus and exam equipment. Today, a 1.2 million sq.-ft. Decherd plant produces engines and components for Nissan vehicles built in North America, and also houses engine casting and forging operations. The plant now has a ability to furnish 950,000 engines, 1.1 million crankshaft forgings and 192,000 cylinder-block castings annually.

Nissan will furnish a Nissan LEAF and a batteries that energy it during a Smyrna prolongation complex. The advanced, lithium-ion battery plant is on lane to be operational late subsequent year during approximately a same time LEAF prolongation is targeted to start in Smyrna.

About Nissan Americas
In a Americas, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and was famous as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information on Nissan in North America, a Nissan LEAF and 0 emissions can be found during www.nissanusa.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive association by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an constituent post of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan supposing business with some-more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a clever joining to building sparkling and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a extensive operation of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. A colonize in 0 glimmer mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric car and leader of countless general accolades including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year award.

For some-more information on a products, services and joining to Sustainable Mobility, revisit a website during http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

Contact:

Steve Parrett
Nissan Americas
Tel # 615-725-1448

Paula Angelo
Nissan Americas
Tel #: (615) 725-5828

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