Nissan Commits up to £3bn Investment in UK Manufacturing, 3 EVs & Battery Production

Nissan Commits up to £3bn Investment in UK Manufacturing, 3 EVs & Battery Production, Makoto Uchida, Nissan LEAF, Nissan

Nissan has confirmed that all three models made at its UK plant will go 100% electric. The announcement means the EV36Zero hub in Sunderland, Nissan’s blueprint for future manufacturing, will consist of three electric vehicles (EVs) and three battery gigafactories.

Up to £3 billion will be invested in the UK.

The manufacturing plan includes future all-electric versions of Nissan’s Qashqai and JUKE crossovers.

Nissan has also announced that the third vehicle planned for UK production will be next-generation Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass market EV, of which more than a quarter of a million have been built in Sunderland..

Both vehicle and battery manufacturing will be powered by the EV36Zero Microgrid, which will incorporate the wind and solar farms and will have the capability to deliver 100% renewable electricity.

Nissan has 7,000 UK employees and supports 30,000 jobs in the UK supply chain.

Nissan says that all its new cars in Europe from now will be fully electric, and that it expects its passenger car line-up in Europe to be 100% electric by 2030.

Nissan President and CEO, Makoto Uchida, says: “Exciting, electric vehicles are at the heart of our plans to achieve carbon neutrality. With electric versions of our core European models on the way, we are accelerating towards a new era for Nissan, for industry and for our customers.

He adds: “The EV36Zero project puts our Sunderland plant, Britain’s biggest ever car factory, at the heart of our future vision. It means our UK team will be designing, engineering and manufacturing the vehicles of the future, driving us towards an all-electric future for Nissan in Europe.”

Nissan’s goal to be carbon neutral across the lifecycle of its products by fiscal year 2050.


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