Nissan reports record sales of Smyrna-built Leaf - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Nissan reports record sales of Smyrna-built Leaf

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Bernie softball team takes 'Cold Water Challenge'

    Bernie softball team takes 'Cold Water Challenge'

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:44:43 GMT
    The Cold Water Challenge is becoming a very popular way to raise money for some very important causes.
    The Cold Water Challenge is becoming a very popular way to raise money for some very important causes.
  • Pepsi MidAmerica to expand to Cape Girardeau

    Pepsi MidAmerica to expand to Cape Girardeau

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:30:03 GMT
    Pepsi MidAmerica announced on Friday a $3.1 million customer service center to be built at the new Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park.
    Pepsi MidAmerica announced on Friday a $3.1 million customer service center to be built at the new Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park.
  • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:11:37 GMT
    Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging...
    A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search...
SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) -

It has been a record month for sales of the Nissan Leaf, and workers at the company's high-tech Smyrna battery plant have been busy trying to keep up with that demand.

Nissan is giving tours all this week to show off the battery factory, which is the largest in the country.

The Leaf uses a battery that weighs 600 pounds and packs as much power as 4,500 smartphones.

Much of the plant is still off-limits to cameras because of the secret technology, but the company says it's been quite happy with sales.

"Sales of the Leaf have continued to grow month after month since we've localized the production of the battery plant and the Nissan Leaf here in Smyrna in January," said Mark Swenson, vice president of production engineering for Nissan. "We reached an all-time record in the month of March, so we're very positive about the progress of our sales here in Smyrna."

The Leaf's charging time has also improved since it was first released.

So far, more than 60,000 of the all-electric vehicles are on the road.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.