Essiemme
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Nissan gave up building a Leaf Battery factory in Portugal

Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:08 pm

Yep, I'm sorry to say.

It's my country going down the hole, even Nissan wants no more business with it.

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Re: Nissan gave up building a Leaf Battery factory in Portug

Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:28 pm

what reason was given for pulling out

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Re: Nissan gave up building a Leaf Battery factory in Portug

Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:33 pm

Essiemme wrote:Yep, I'm sorry to say.

It's my country going down the hole, even Nissan wants no more business with it.
Hmmm ... Nissan even says they started construction of the plant early this year !

http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/20 ... -01-e.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'd say, if they stopped it, it would have something to do with incentives being withdrawn ?
The project also benefitted from support from the Portuguese government who shares the Alliance's vision for zero-emission mobility.
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Re: Nissan gave up building a Leaf Battery factory in Portug

Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:08 pm

Is Portugal having budget cutbacks? How would we have known.....
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Re: Nissan gave up building a Leaf Battery factory in Portug

Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:55 pm

Last I heard they are delaying the battery plant until the second generation battery is ready, in 2015.. but in England.

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Re: Nissan gave up building a Leaf Battery factory in Portug

Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:04 pm

A Portuguese Priuschatter posted this:
http://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/economia/201 ... -em-aveiro" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You can run it thru Google Translate for a rough idea...

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Re: Nissan gave up building a Leaf Battery factory in Portug

Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:06 am

You can translate the page link from the previous post...

Anyhow, we're thinking it could be something related to the political changes that ocurred this year, since the former government was the promoter of the Electrical Mobility "new era" here, in Portugal.

This new government is focusing in a different approach (it's a completly different reality now, things have changed a lot) and, somehow, has been leaving EVs out of attention.
I understand both political rival forces, the former one by thinking Evolution is good for economy recovery and the new one, who thinks cutting expenses to the max achieves the same results.

Nissan says it doesn't need this factory anymore because the currently active ones (4) have been more than enough to meet Nissans objectives.

But everybody who is keen to the EV mobility is saying, perhaps, Nissan has lost confidence in this project, here because this new government doesn't seem to show interest.

Either way, it's very disappointing (for me, at least) being left out of this great revolution which is starting (finally) to show worldwide...

:(
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Re: Nissan gave up building a Leaf Battery factory in Portug

Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:19 am

The "austerity" measures everyone in EU agreed (UK doesn't count) makes things much worse now for Europe. EU is gauranteed now to go into another recession.

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