Nissan announces UK battery gigafactory, new electric car

UK nissan battery electric gigafactory
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  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
  • Source: Jordan Times
  • Sector: Transport
  • Country: Middle East
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Nissan announces UK battery gigafactory, new electric car

SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom "” Japanese auto giant Nissan on Thursday announced plans to build the UK's first car-battery "gigafactory", where it will build a new electric vehicle.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the post-Brexit investment totalling £1.0 billion ($1.4 billion, 1.2 billion euros), which is set to create 6,200 jobs, as "a major vote of confidence in the UK".

Nissan's Chinese battery supplier Envision AESC will invest £450 million to build the battery plant that will be run on renewable energy and power up to 100,000 Nissan electric vehicles per year.

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