Why did the Williamson County DA and the State of Tennessee Maliciously Prosecute the Whistleblower?
Copy of the "just filed" lawsuit it's entirety is below: It should be public record?
The Plaintiff avers that Defendant, Nissan the aid and counsel of the taxpayers’ funded District Attorney General’s Office and the former District Attorney General himself,san, had Mr. Joseph D. Baugh, to advise it, consult with, and prosecute the Plaintiff on the illegal charge of violating Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-315(b)(1).
Sharyn Bovat The NISSAN Whistleblower Was Told Leaf Was To Be An "Image Car"and Not Intended To Be Mass Marketed. Then WHY Did NISSAN Take OVER 1 Billion Dollars Of DOE Taxpayer Money To Build A Battery Plant To MASS Produce Batteries. NISSAN Told Congress That 1300 Jobs Would Be Created.
Sharyn learned NISSAN had a "cash flow" problem and was doing something desperate in the winter of 2009.
It’s Estimated That Only 60-70 Jobs to Be Created: That Means The Average Cost Per Job Is About 20 Million.
THE BATTERY ISSUE
The NISSAN Leaf REALLY cost 63,000 to 67,000 just to manufacture.
The $63,000 Leaf price is achieved by statements from and industry expert who said “the non battery part of the Leaf would be approx. 15-20K” then added “that does not include marketing or R & D” & realistically the car cost 80k.
“replacing a single module in the Leaf's 48-module battery pack would cost £404” Andy Palmer Board Member NISSAN Motors.
Leaf battery has 48 modules and each module cost about $1000 to produce*. That’s $48,000 JUST for the battery modules.
*Nissan says they will replace the modules for about $650; I was told it's due to "recycling"... They can do it for the lower amount due to MORE government subsidies. It’s a vicious circle.
(that’s 48K for JUST parts of
Sharyn Bovat KNEW thatNISSAN was taking a DOE loan for to build a car thatNISSAN asked Congress for OVER 1 Billion dollars for a project with "Outdated" Technology. After being told the NISSAN EV was built to fail Sharyn asked this question: Why take taxpayer money for a car to fail?
A viewer of Sharyn Bovat's blog told her that NISSAN used an IDB bond for collateral for the DOE loan. She was told by NISSAN executives that the company cound NOT pay back the loan based on their operating margins.