Nissan puts £2bn into UK electric vehicle production

Nissan has invested £2 billion into building two new electric vehicle (EV) models in Sunderland.

Nissan have said their direct investment of up to £1.12 billion to produce the two models will enable wider investment in infrastructure projects and the supply chain, including a new gigafactory, bringing a total new investment today of up to £2 billion.

The car manufacturer’s president and CEO Makoto Uchida said: “Exciting, EVs 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 added.

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The investment in the UK takes its total to past £6 billion.

It follows the car giant announcing that all its vehicles sold in Europe will be electric by 2030.

“EV is the ultimate mobility solution,” said Uchida at the time.

“More than a million customers have already joined our journey and experienced the fun of a Nissan electric vehicle, and there is no turning back now.”

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