Thursday, February 05, 2009
Nissan Electrics in TN?
Some days, in the wake of VW and Hemlock, it seems anything is possible. And, and as we blogged in January, there've been signals the Bredesen Administration is trying to persuade Nissan to manufacture E-cars in-state. What next? A key Nissan executive, Mark Perry (at left), will speak in Chattanooga Feb. 16 on "Creating a New Electric Vehicle and the Grid to Feed It," giving further impetus to hopes that Nissan's Mid-TN headquarters, plus Tennessee's clean energy and automotive pushes, plus the TVA energy grid, may prove deciding factors in Nissan's decision. The 11:30 a.m. (ET) event at the Doubletree Hotel (Chatta.) is cosponsored by Chattanooga Engineers Club, Chattanooga Technology Council, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Quality, Society of Women Engineers, IEEE and other professional societies. [Updated Feb. 17 with correct photo of Mark Perry.]