Assembling the Nissan LEAF
Nissan LEAF’s lithium-ion battery modules are manufactured at the Automotive Energy Supply Corporation operation in Zama, Japan, which is a joint-venture of Nissan and NEC. The battery module, which contains 4 battery cells, are assembled at Zama and then shipped to the Nissan Oppama facility, where 48 of them are assembled into the electric car’s battery pack.
Assembling the Chevrolet Volt
The Volt’s building process itself was first developed earlier this year at GM’s Warren technical center where the 80 IV (integration vehicles) were made.
At peak production Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant is capable of building 200,000 cars per year. GM has projected a production limit of 50,000 to 60,000 cars per year initially.
[source: Nissan, Chevrolet]