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Nissan installing 30 charging stations in Tenn. facilities

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Nissan North America, Inc. has begun installation of 30 solar-assisted charging stations at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant and the Nissan Americas headquarters in Franklin, Tenn.

The chargers are designed for use with the Nissan LEAF electric vahicle. They will be available for use by Nissan employees and visitors by July 1.

"These solar-assisted charging stations demonstrate our dedication to a zero-emissions society, and our dedication to bringing innovation to our home in Tennessee. Nissan in the coming year will expand our manufacturing presence, enhance our philanthropic efforts and make new additions to our headquarters operations, all in Tennessee," said Carlos Tavares, chairman, Nissan Americas.

Part of the financing to build the charging stations came from a matching grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Once they are complete, the company will share useage and technical data with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and TVA for further study. 
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