Japanese carmaker Nissan announced the start of construction in Sunderland, the largest UK plant for the production of batteries for electric vehicles. Investment in a project called EV36Zero will amount to £ 1 billion.
The plant will be built as part of a trilateral collaboration between Nissan, Chinese battery developer Envision and Sunderland City Council. The new plant will give the city about 909 new jobs, and taking into account the new supply chains with contractors, another 4.5 thousand jobs throughout Britain.
Nissan also announced that it will begin production of its new all-electric crossover in the UK. The release will be carried out at the facilities of the Nissan car plant in the same Sunderland, where the company already produces the Qashqai, Juke crossovers, as well as one of the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicles, the Leaf.