Nissan considers third vehicle plant in US to meet electric vehicle demand

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan is adding a new auto plant to the U.S. to keep up with growing demand for electric vehicles, a top executive at the Japanese automaker said Friday.

“It may not be a surprise, we have a third plant to go to,” Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta told reporters at Yokohama headquarters.

Nissan Motor Co. Now we have two auto plants in the US One in Canton, Mississippi, the Titan pickup truck and the Altima sedan, among other models. The other in Smyrna, Tennessee, makes the Leaf electric car, the Pathfinder sport utility vehicle and other models.

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Each of the plants employs a large number of workers and manufactured Nissan vehicles.

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