The new center of EVs for the UK could be in Sunderland

Nissan has recently revealed they will become home to a brand new £1 billion gigafactory.

The new project, which has been described as transformational for the region, has recently been launched with a huge investment from Nissan and Envision AESC.

The new plant will be the first gigafactory for the UK and is expected to create approximately 1,600  jobs.

The new 9GWh plant will be powered solely by renewable energy. It will also assist in the development of next-generation battery technology.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Nissan’s announcement to build its new-generation all-electric vehicle in Sunderland, alongside a new gigafactory from Envision AESC, is a major vote of confidence in the UK and our highly-skilled workers in the North East.

“Building on over 30 years of history in the area, this is a pivotal moment in our electric vehicle revolution and securing its future for decades to come.

“Commitments like these exemplify our ability to create hundreds of green jobs and boost British industry, whilst also allowing people to travel in an affordable and sustainable way so we can eliminate our contributions to climate change.”

UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “This is a huge step forward in our ambition to put the UK at the front of the global electric vehicle race, and further proof, if any was needed, that the UK remains one of the most competitive locations in the world for automotive manufacturing.”

Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Makoto Uchida said: “This project comes as part of Nissan’s pioneering efforts to achieve carbon-neutrality throughout the entire lifecycle of our products.”

The new center of EVs for the UK could be in Sunderland

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