Ever Wonder Where the Nissan Leaf’s Power Comes From?
One of the first things I noted was the “lack of” solar panels on the roof of the Smyrna Plant. Compare this to the plan in Japan that is covered with solar panels. I’m wondering why Nissan didn’t power the Tennessee plant with solar panels like the Tesla Giga Factory is going to have and the Nissan Plants in Japan already have? The only solar panels look to be over some EVSEs (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) in the parking lot.
The video shows Nissan workers visually inspecting each of the Nissan’s individual cell pairs. It also shows the cells being installed into the string and ultimately the full battery pack. It is a short video but interestingly these small packages of cells can store enough energy to take the Leaf up to 100 miles of range (2016 model) and in my case so far, given me almost 45,000 gas free pure electric miles.