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Nissan launching production of Leaf in U.S.

The Detroit News -- Washington — Nissan Motor Co. said it will begin U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf on Thursday in Tennessee as part of a $1.4 billion government loan.

The Japanese automaker won an Energy Department loan in 2010 to build a battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn., and to retool to build the Leaf at its assembly plant next door.


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Submitted Jan 10, 2013 By: WR-INC
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 5:00:27 AM

It'll work out. And the jobs are badly needed.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:23:50 AM

Alrighty then
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afghaned
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 1:46:51 AM

Jobs are good but the product sucks.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:57:26 PM

Parking meters with electric plugs?
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VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:31:20 PM

Good for jobs but the automakers need to remember that most apartment buildings have not and will not add the proper electric hook up for tenants. I'm not going to buy a house just so I can buy an electric car either.

Maybe they can figure out a way to get these cars to charge on a 110 outlet without blowing the circuit breaker.

The other option is our employers. Nike and Intel in Beaverton, Oregon provide EV charging stations for their employees although the Portland Oregonian reported only 1 charging station at Nike and Intel reports several for their employees.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:16:24 PM

Put a bunch of Leafs in a pile and watch them blow away.
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Beau2140
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:12:05 PM

Good, more jobs.
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Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:10:52 PM

sounds good, so now lets make them so everyone can afford one.
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regout
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:09:52 PM

More jobs, but how many they will sell...
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:05:43 PM

I am happy to see the jobs here.
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TSgtCarverRetired
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:05:43 PM

I think the reason the EVs are not selling very well is that we all want more range. It might be a good car in Hawaii, but most of us drive or want to drive a car more than just 75 or so miles.
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:03:23 PM

Better to make them here than overseas.
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:02:44 PM

Good for TN.
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CarefreeVT
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:02:11 PM

can any production take place that is the result of actual "real" demand?
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camel1
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:59:10 PM

It figures that US production would be the result of subsidies!
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:57:34 PM

EV's are not affordable.
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FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:55:00 PM

Subsidized?
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BBHybrid
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:54:00 PM

nice for us jobs, but buy a more complete american solution. Ford is the innovator right now
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:53:59 PM

the leaf sucks
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Mnbncounter
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:50:20 PM

Cars of the future, but may be a little ahead of it time. It a great commuter car, and I see a lot of them here in the Bay Area. But I don't think it going to be a big seller until its range (currently less than 100 miles) increases significantly.
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vibdata
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:50:02 PM

Overall energy cycle must be considered. How do you generate the electricity for these cars? It is less efficient than just burning gas?
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:49:23 PM

to classicwheeler: excellent question. also, don't forget the nasty and expensive process to make the batteries in the first place.
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:47:29 PM

gm is nowhere to be found on production
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lucky69
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:45:02 PM

it will probably blow away.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:42:07 PM

The problem with batteries and motors is that it requires the use of transition metals that are hard to find, such as rare earths.
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ClassicWheeler
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:38:28 PM

Has anyone considered that while gas is not being used for these cars, that batteries are being used and will take more of them to run the cars and also have to be replace more frequently which is a use of the landfills taking these batteries in? Just wondering.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:36:30 PM

Excellent!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:36:19 PM

Very limited audience
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:33:58 PM

Good for the Tennessee economy.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:32:43 PM

Another loan with US taxpayers monies.
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Harry813
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:28:13 PM

Not for me .
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:28:13 PM

So what will Toyota come up with, STUMP?
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Is246
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:26:02 PM

Good idea, but we'll see.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:22:52 PM

Still won't be affordable to the average American consumer...
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toadNY
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:22:14 PM

Who's government gave the loan? US or Japanese? An is it going to be Payed back to the Tax Payers?
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:19:25 PM

Not going to buy an electric vehicle.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:18:43 PM

Good for jobs, but I don't think they will sell too many Leafs.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:11:59 PM

More jobs in the US seems like the right move.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:11:06 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:09:02 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:08:26 PM



I thought all of them fell off the tree this past fall.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:07:55 PM

Tennessee again? First the Knoxville mega site and now this. Tennessee is gaining.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:07:55 PM

There goes the taxpayer paying for industry again and the residents are not going to get any break if they purchase that junk.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:04:12 PM

Not for me!
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:03:04 PM

Will people be able to afford the cars even with making them in Tennessee.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:02:13 PM

good
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:52:42 PM

Good.
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Palantas
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:45:02 PM

Ryan Leaf?
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jorod55
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:40:15 PM

More leafs.
In my yard.
Hun...get me my rake.
Should I pile them up and burn them?
Or throw them in the compost pile?
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:40:08 PM

i hope they can make it work.
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