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2016 Nissan Maxima launches production in Tennessee

Production of the 2016 Nissan Maxima is officially underway at the company's plant in Smyrna, TN. The new sedans should start arriving at dealers this summer.

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Nissan poised to nearly double exports from US by 2015 [w/video]

As a part of a plan to double its US export volume by 2015, Nissan started shipping 2014 Pathfinder SUVs from its plant in Smyrna, TN to Australia and New Zealand. These Pathfinders are not only the first right-hand-drive models Nissan has exported from the US, but their 10,000-mile journey through the Gulf of Mexico and across the Pacific is

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Worker killed at Nissan Tennessee plant

A worker has died at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna, TN following an accident. According to The Detroit News, the tragedy happened Thursday and involved a large electric panel that fell while it was being moved. The victim was not a Nissan employee, he was a worker for Michigan-based supplier Complete Automation.

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UAW invokes civil rights movement in bid to unionize Nissan plant

The United Auto Workers continues to pursue the unionization of a foreign automaker's plant in the U.S. and has redoubled its efforts on the Nissan facility in Canton, Mississippi. According to Reuters, the union plans to paint the organization effort as "the civil rights battle of the 21st century." Gary Casteel, one of the UAW'

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Nissan expects Leaf sales to double when TN plant comes online

The Nissan Leaf isn't exactly flying off dealer shelves these days, but the slow-selling EV could receive a sales boost when some production is moved to Tennessee. Bloomberg reports that Nissan is ambitiously expecting to double Leaf sales once the plant comes online in December. The sales boost would then give Nissan a chance at hitting 20,000 sales for the fiscal year that ends on March 31, 2

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Nissan expects Leaf sales to double when TN plant comes online

The Nissan Leaf isn't exactly flying off dealer shelves these days, but the slow-selling EV could receive a sales boost when some production is moved to Tennessee. Bloomberg reports that Nissan is ambitiously expecting to double Leaf sales once the plant comes online in December. The sales boost would then give Nissan a chance at hitting 20,000 sales for the fiscal year that ends on March 31, 2

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2013 Nissan Altima production kicks off in Smyrna, aims to pass Camry for #1

"We are ready to make this car the top seller if the customer agrees."

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Details on Nissan Leaf battery pack, including how recharging speed affects battery life

Nissan broke ground on a new battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee yesterday (figuratively, anyway, the actual bulldozing doesn't start for a few weeks). For now, we will call this the U.S. Leaf battery plant, but it's really part of Nissan's strategy to electrify more and more of its vehicles. As Sebastian Blanco

Nissan CEO Ghosn breaks ground for lithium ion battery plant

Nissan Leaf factory rendering – Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Nissan expecting 20,000 initial orders for Leaf EV

2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res image gallery

REPORT: Nissan expecting 20,000 initial orders for Leaf EV

2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res image gallery

Nissan to deploy methanol fuel cell material handling equipment

Nissan's Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plant will soon be cutting its CO2 emissions and improving productivity. The plant is retrofitting 60 material handling tugs that are used to move parts around with new methanol fuel cells. The tugs are currently fitted with lead acid batteries that have to be swapped out as they run down, a process that tak

Nissan offering buyouts to Tennessee workers

Following up Nissan's first set of U.S. buyout packages offered a year ago, employees at both the Smyrna and Decherd powertrain plants in Tennessee will be offered a lump sum payout along with medical and car purchase benefits to leave. Last year, the buyouts attracted 775 workers, th