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Volkswagen announced the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will be building the brand’s new midsize SUV. Diesel and/or hybrid powertrains are expected to be available on this new seven passenger SUV. The Group said it will be investing a total of approximately $900 million in the production of a newly developed, seven-passenger SUV, and creating 2,000 […]

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June 26, 2014, will mark the official start of production for the new Decherd Powertrain Plant, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Infiniti Motor Company President Johan de Nysschen and Gary Edwards, vice president, Powertrain Operations and Battery Plant, are expected to preside over the Opening Celebration activities. […]

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Nissan’s Leaf electric motor magnetic wire is now sourced in the U.S. Nissan is working on finding more and more ways to localize its Leaf production in the U.S. When the vehicle first became available in December 2010, the car was fully manufactured in Japan. In January 2013, Nissan ramped up production of the Leaf […]

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Toyota is adding U.S. six-speed automatic transmission production in order to cope with demand. Toyota announced it will increase 6-speed automatic transmission assembly and machining capacity by 20,000 per month in early 2015 at its Buffalo powertrain plant and Bodine Aluminum casting facilities in Missouri and Tennessee. Toyota said this project will create more than […]

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With its adjacent battery manufacturing and assembly plants now operational in Smyrna, Tenn., Nissan has established a state-of-the-art manufacturing process in the U.S. The electric car, launched in December 2010, had its best sales month in March this year with 2,236 units sold and Nissan is set up to produce as many as 150,000 per […]

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Nissan’s 2,236 Leafs sold in March was its best U.S. sales month since its December 2010 launch, and while it’s questionable whether April will equal this, Nissan is looking well beyond month-by-month results, and is showing itself to be committed for the long haul. This week, timed with Earth Day on April 22, Nissan hosted […]

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Tennessee residents are able to see and touch environmentally-friendly cars, trucks and buses that don’t use even a drop of gasoline during the next two weeks. The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow in Tennessee is underway and is co-sponsored by Efacec. The event stopped in Kingsport and Knoxville, will be in Chattanooga today; and in Memphis […]

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How different will the European Nissan Leaf be from its U.S. counterpart? The revised electric car will be unveiled next week in Geneva for the European market. Just like U.S. market Nissan Leafs are now built in Tennessee, European-market Leafs will be built closer to their intended market, at Nissan’s Sunderland facility in the UK. […]

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Yesterday Volkswagen announced it is putting into operation at its Chattanooga, Tenn., manufacturing facility a massive solar installation. VW said in a release that the installation is the largest of its kind among auto manufacturing facilities in the U.S., and the largest of any solar installation in Tennessee. The Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park occupies 33 […]

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This December This December makes two full years of Leaf sales and Nissan will mark this with a new battery production site located in the U.S. With two years of Nissan Leaf sales just completed, the company announced the launch of the United States’ largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The facility – […]

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