After a successful two years of operations of the Nissan Leaf, more good news were divulged during the celebration. Apparently a new battery plant is set to open over in the United States in Smyrna, Tennessee, the largest lithium-ion plant to be opened on US soil.
The new plant will manufacture key battery components for the 2013 Nissan LEAF EV, something expected to roll out early next year. The new plant will only be the third of its kind in the entire world operated by a major automaker, a move that may potentially help the sales of the electric vehicle which is reportedly not that stellar.
Since December of 2010, about 18,000 Leaf EV’s have been sold in the US, while 46,000 of the fully electric vehicles have been sold around the world. Despite these figures, Nissan claims that the Leaf is the most successful completely electric vehicle in history.