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Nissan celebrates Leaf's birthday, launches battery plant

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Nissan celebrated the second birthday of the all-electric Leaf by launching its new battery plant next door to the Smyrna assembly plant.

Nissan said expansion on the Leaf assembly line and battery production plant could add up to 1,000 jobs.

The battery plant has already turned out its first batteries and the automaker said they're aged to the point where they can be charged for the first time.

When it's fully online, the battery plant will be able to turn out up to 200,000 batteries each year.

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