TomT wrote:I'm not as convinced about that... Funny how we were originally told in the early days that the battery was entirely Nissan's own design and manufacture...
Well, AESC is half owned by Nissan.
There are several reasons Nissan would continue to use the battery plant
- It is right next to the car plant
- Having taken cheap federal loan, it can't be shut down easily
- LG may not have enough capacity to supply Leaf 2 batteries
BTW, note that the battery plant in TN is owned by Nissan - not AESC.