Report: Nissan planning Infiniti performance line

Been lookin' for that Infiniti sedan with that little extra, like a supercharger, sports seats and off-road headlights? You may soon be able to find it: Autoweek reports the Nissan subsidiary is preparing to roll out a performance line of tricked-out cars.
May 27, 2010 7:58 AM

Nissan breaks battery ground

Nissan has officially begun to build the factory that will produce batteries for its Leaf as well as other manufacturers' electric cars. By 2012, the plant will be able to make 200,000 batteries per year. SEE ALSO: Nissan sells out Leaf's first year
May 26, 2010 1:06 PM

Nissan names marketing VP

Jon Brancheau has been promoted from Infiniti marketing director to vice president of marketing for Nissan. Brancheau joined Franklin-based Nissan North America two years ago after spending more than 20 years in various parts of the GM empire.
May 24, 2010 8:17 AM

No longer scooting along

Inside a local entrepreneur's quest to reshape urban transportation [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
May 23, 2010 12:07 PM

Toyota enters electric car arena

Toyota is acquiring a minority stake in Tesla and selling a shuttered California factory to the electric car maker. The move brings the world's largest auto manufacturer into much more direct competition with Nissan's efforts to build the Leaf.
May 21, 2010 11:26 AM

More federal cash for Nissan's Leaf?

Reuters reports that President Obama will today lay out emissions standards for cars made from 2016 and on. As part of the announcement, he also will include some money to help automakers develop electric cars. SEE ALSO: A Nissan exec's comments in London about the unpredictability of incentives
May 21, 2010 7:54 AM

Nissan sees Leaf profits in year three

Nissan's marketing chief Brian Carolin tells The Wall Street Journal's Mike Ramsey that bringing production of the company's Leaf electric car to Smyrna will quickly push the model into the black.
May 14, 2010 8:19 AM

Bike race to serve as Nissan's Leaf launch pad

The entourage of the upcoming Tour of California will feature more than 40 Nissan Leaf electric cars as part of the auto maker's sponsorship agreement of the week-long event. The marketing package essentially kicks off broader Nissan sales push "that naturally aligns the Nissan LEAF and Nissan brand with the interests of those engaged in an active, healthy lifestyle."
May 13, 2010 8:09 AM

Will Murfreesboro get another crack at Harley?

Officials at Harley-Davidson have begun looking at options for moving their manufacturing operations out of their historic Wisconsin base. The company last year did the same their York, Pa., plant, and looked at Rutherford County until late in the process, but ended up staying put.
May 7, 2010 11:42 AM

Nissan recalls 134,000 Infinitis

Nissan says it needs to check into the electronics controlling the airbags on more than 134,000 Infiniti models built in Japan between 2005 and 2007.
May 5, 2010 12:05 PM