Car giant Nissan is investing £26.5 million in the UK to build a new generation of electric vehicle batteries. The move will safeguard 300 jobs at the firm’s lithium-ion battery factory in Sunderland.
Paul Willcox, chairman of Nissan Europe, said: “With 200,000 customers around the world already, the Nissan Leaf has transformed the performance and perception of electric vehicles (EV) and made Nissan the undisputed leader in EV technology. Today’s announcement reflects Nissan’s intention to remain EV leaders for many years to come, with our UK operations at the heart of our future innovations.”
Nissan is marking the 30th anniversary of the Sunderland plant this year.