Secretary Of Transportation Visiting Nissan Plant 5-17-2011
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation will get a look Tuesday at the construction site of Nissan's new battery plant in Smyrna. Ray LaHood is scheduled to visit the site at noon. The plant will produce advanced lithium-ion batteries to power the Nissan Leaf. The car is touted by the automaker as the world's first all-electric car for the mass-market.