Nissan sees battery costs falling in 3-4 years


* Nissan Americas head sees battery cost dropping in 4 yrs * Nissan battery plant seen as one of biggest in N.America * Cost up to $1.7 bln for battery, assembly facilities * Energy Department loans to cover up to $1.4 bln of cost SMYRNA, Tenn., May 26 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co expects the cost of batteries used in its Leaf and other electric vehicles to come down sharply within four years, the automaker's chief of the Americas said on Wednesday. Carlos Tavares, Nissan's chief of ...

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