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2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric

Last fall, we learned that the first year of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric cars, built in Smyrna, Tennessee, had only 15 percent North American content.

This year, the numbers are somewhat better–and they bring the Leaf closer to the domestic-content percentage of other plug-in electric vehicles built in the U.S., including the Chevrolet Volt and Ford Focus Electric.

MORE: U.S.-Made 2013 Nissan Leaf Has Only 15 Percent Local Content; Here’s Why

Per Nissan’s official listings of American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA) content–as compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)–the 2014 Leaf has 35 percent North American content, along with 40 percent from Japan and 25 percent from other countries.


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