Arab Today, arab today nissan usa aims to keep electric battery production
Last Updated : GMT 19:45:38
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Nissan USA aims to keep electric battery production

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Nissan USA aims to keep electric battery production

The Nissan Leaf electric car
Washington - AFP

Japanese automaker Nissan is dismissing speculation that it intends to scale back electric car battery production at its US plant in Tennessee.
Nissan's ambitious electric vehicle program has been a signature initiative of Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive at both Renault and Nissan.
"The Renault-Nissan Alliance remains 100 percent committed to its industry-leading EV program," spokesman Travis Parman said in a statement.
"This global commitment continues for the foreseeable future, and we have not taken any decision whatsoever to modify battery sourcing allocation."
Parman said Nissan has no plans to "impair" its battery investments in the United States or Britain.
His comments came after media reports suggested that the Renault-Nissan alliance was re-evaluating its battery strategy.
The proposal under consideration includes curtailing production at Nissan-operated battery plants in England and the United States in order to instead purchase electric vehicle batteries from the Korean company LG Chem.
The speculation about Nissan's cutbacks circulated as Tesla, the electric vehicle maker based in Palo Alto, outside San Francisco, joins with Panasonic to build a new $5 billion battery factory in Nevada set to build 500,000 batteries a year by 2020.
Tesla currently sells about 1,500 vehicles per month but has new smaller, less expensive models on the drawing board, according to the company's founder billionaire Elon Musk.
Parman noted the Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric vehicle in the US, having set records for 18 consecutive months. Leaf sales are up 34 percent through August. In addition, electric-powered Leaf sales have topped 3,000 units in three of the last four months, Parman said.
- 'No Charge to Charge' -
Nissan is promoting the Leaf through a "No Charge to Charge" incentive offering two years of no-cost charging to new Leaf buyers, in 11 key markets around the US such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
Nissan has helped install more than 650 quick chargers in markets across the US, and Nissan is working with partners on 500 additional chargers over the next year, Parman said.
Nissan has also announced plans for introducing for a battery electric cargo van in the US.
The Nissan battery plant in Smyrna opened in the spring of 2013 and is the largest Li-ion automotive battery plant North America and the only plant controlled by a carmaker.
The heavily automated plant covers 475,000-square feet and is capable of making as many as 200,000 batteries annually.
The battery plant sits next to the Nissan assembly plant, which was retooled in 2012 to accommodate Leaf production. The Leaf is manufactured on the same line as the Altima and Maxima so volume can readily be adjusted among the vehicles to meet demand.
But electric vehicle sales continue to struggle.
"There are many different options for consumers to choose from to power their cars. Electricity and pure battery cars have some advantages but also major hurdles to win over consumers," noted Art Wheaton, automotive industry expert at Cornell University.
"It is also very difficult to change the mindset of drivers after more than 115 years of gasoline dominance. Without major technological innovation, new legislation or tax incentives, batteries still fall short."
In addition, gas prices have decreased or stabilized in many areas.
Even though Tesla's new factory may help electrical battery development, the technology remains overall "too heavy, too costly, and rely on Lithium, which is not as readily available as gasoline," Wheaton said.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today nissan usa aims to keep electric battery production Arab Today, arab today nissan usa aims to keep electric battery production

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape

GMT 11:11 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Hamas leader accuses Israel

GMT 11:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Hamas leader accuses Israel
Arab Today, arab today Media host gives priority to problems of people

GMT 07:00 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Media host gives priority to problems of people
View News in Arabic - Auto: إختراعات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn

GMT 10:42 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn
Arab Today, arab today Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 09:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Trump poised to roll back climate protections
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Uber grounds self-driving cars

GMT 09:11 2017 Monday ,27 March

Uber grounds self-driving cars
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

GMT 11:10 2017 Monday ,27 March

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

GMT 09:58 2017 Saturday ,25 March

Nermein Al Fekki films “Foxes in the Valley”

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 04:51 2017 Friday ,24 March

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 13:21 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Samsung plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday