On January 21, Nissan announced that it plans to begin production of its next-generation EV battery in the UK.
The announcement was made as part of the 30th anniversary of its Sunderland plant in the UK this year. The company decided to produce the new battery here.
Nissan began production of the Leaf EV at the Sunderland plant in 2013. It also built the Leaf’s lithium-ion battery there.
Nissan plans to invest 19,400,000 pounds in the Sunderland plant in order to ready it for production of the new battery. The plant has 300 employees.
Paul Willcox, Chairman of Nissan Europe, said, “Todayâ€™s announcement reflects Nissanâ€™s intention to remain EV leaders for many years to come, with our UK operations at the heart of our future innovations.”
(Translated by Greg Scott)