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The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced the production start of the 2013 Leaf in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Good news for those of you living in the United States who are looking into buying an electric vehicle. Nissan has started the 2013 Leaf production in Smyrna, Tennessee, and the model is being assembled in the facility along with the Altima midsize sedan and the Maxima full-size sedan. Pricing for the 2013 Nissan Leaf remains unknown in the United States for the moment and we’re not expecting it to be cheap, considering the 100 miles range claimed by the company and the 73 miles confirmed by EPA.

As a quick reminder, the 2013 Nissan Leaf has been officially unveiled a couple of months ago and the model is coming with three new colors, the Dark Metal Gray, the Brilliant White Pearl and the White. The interior design of the model is getting a Plasma Cluster Ion generator which is killing germs and eliminating odors, an improved Around View Monitor, 40 liters more of cargo space, optional leather seats and more the model’s high voltage unit is now 30 percent smaller and 10 percent lighter and this is translated into 80 kg less from its total weight. In Japan, prices for the entry-level 2013 Nissan Leaf S start at 3,349,500 yen.