A shipment of 600 U.S.-bound Nissan Leaf electric vehicles left Japan March 10, missing by hours the 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami that have paralyzed the island nation. However, future Leaf supply is undetermined. Output from Nissan’s Oppama assembly plant, home to the Leaf, has been suspended until March 16 as the auto maker repairs the Yokohama City site. Oppama is among six Nissan manufacturing sites that sustained damage from the catastrophes that killed thousands of people ...

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