2013 Nissan Leafs at Nissan of Clinton will feature the same eMotor as before but now produced in Decherd, Tennessee plant.
Online PR News – 09-November-2012 – Clinton, NC – As the first mass produced electric vehicle available to the general public to really catch on, the Nissan Leaf is perhaps one of the best known, fully-electric vehicles on the road today. From its introduction to American drivers in late 2010, the Leaf has pioneered the way for EVs as a form of alternative transportation. Now, the eMotor that powers the Nissan Leaf will begin production here in the United States at a plant in Decherd, Tennessee.
The process of producing a single eMotor is a very technical and demanding one. The electric motors take more time to produce than a gasoline powered motor and they require up to 25 workers per shift to ensure proper quality control. The motor requires that over a mile of copper wire be wound in a very specific manner and packaged into the compact housing, a process that requires complex machinery and very technical equipment. However, the end result is a motor that can power the Nissan Leaf without a single drop of gasoline consumed at the point of use.
Adam Reed, Nissan’s specialist on eMotor production says, “The winding takes place on a very complex piece of equipment. It has two parts at a time traversing inside the equipment going different directions.”
It is this complex machinery that will allow the Dechard plant to produce the motors that will be used in 2013 Nissan Leafs produced in Smyrna, Tennessee. These American made Nissan Leafs will be available as 2013 models at dealerships across the United States like Nissan of Clinton in Clinton, NC. With these recent developments for the Nissan Leaf it is clear that the company plans to continue down the path of EVs. Who know? We might even see more electric models in the near future. For more information or to see a Nissan Leaf in person, stop by the Nissan of Clinton dealership or visit online at http://www.nissanofclinton.com.
About Nissan of Clinton
Nissan of Clinton is a local dealership located in Clinton, NC. They carry an extensive inventory of new and previously-owned Nissan cars, trucks and SUVS. All staff members make sure each customer leaves with the Nissan vehicle they have always wanted. Their finance, service and parts departments all work hard to make sure all customers leave completely satisfied.
Nissan of Clinton is located at 412 Southeast Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328.
Call (910) 590-2005 for more information.