TOUR: Nissan Leaf production & battery facility in Smyrna, TN
July 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to see first-hand how electric vehicles are not just produced, not just made in the USA, but BUILT IN TENNESSEE! This smaller tour has a maximum of 30 attendees and comes at no cost to you (just like all the tours we are offering this year). One of the top-selling EVs nationally, the Nissan Leaf is a compact hatchback – it is not a subcompact. You will not want to miss this tour as you will be seeing what advanced automotive manufacturing looks like in the U.S. — you will absolutely be WOWed!!
Who should attend: Any fleet manager interested in electric vehicle technology, STEM-interested students, and the general public interested in advanced electric vehicle technology.
Did you know? Nissan has sold now over 400,000 Leafs. The plant you’ll be visiting was the top American vehicle production facility in 2014, due to the fact that six vehicles are produced there. Over 8,000 people–Tennesseans–are employed at the plant.
WHERE: 983 Nissan Drive, Smyrna TN
WHEN: July 11, 2019 @ 1:00pm CT
DETAILS: All guests must follow our dress code policy; no opened toed or slip on shoes and sleeves must be at least 4 inches in length. No camera’s or cell phones are allowed on the tour. A guide will be waiting at the tour starting location starting at 12:30pm to let you in.
About the Leaf Production Facility
The opening of the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in 1983 was a groundbreaking moment, bringing automotive production to Tennessee for the first time. The plant has become a force for economic development, creating thousands of well-paying jobs and inspiring other auto companies and suppliers to set up operations in the state.
For more than 30 years, the Smyrna team has been assembling quality, award-winning cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs. The plant has grown significantly over that time and transformed from a domestic manufacturer to a global one.
About the Smyrna Battery Plant
Nissan is the only automaker that manufactures its own electric vehicle batteries at the largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in the U.S.
Though Nissan LEAF is a revolutionary vehicle, its assembly requirements are much more similar to those of its traditional siblings like the Altima and Maxima with which it shares a manufacturing line. Adding the electric vehicle to the Smyrna manufacturing environment required only a few process changes, such as the addition of quality confirmation specifically for electric vehicles and special training for technicians. The addition of LEAF and battery assembly has resulted in the creation of more than 300 U.S. manufacturing jobs, a number that can increase with demand.