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Nissan to Invest £3bn to Build Three New EVs at Sunderland Plant

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Published 30 November 2023

A Major Boost for the Electric Vehicle Industry in the UK

Nissan has announced a major investment in its Sunderland plant, committing up to £3bn to build three new electric vehicles (EVs) at the site. The Sunderland factory is set to manufacture the cutting-edge Juke and Qashqai electric vehicles, in addition to the highly anticipated next-generation Leaf, thereby playing a pivotal role in safeguarding 7,000 jobs in the United Kingdom.

 

The Future of EV Production in the UK

Nissan’s investment is a major vote of confidence in the future of EV production in the UK. The UK government is committed to making the UK a global leader in EV production. The government has set a target for all new cars sold in the UK to be zero-emission by 2035.

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said: “This investment is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the UK and to our EV strategy. We believe that the UK has the potential to be a global leader in EV production, and we are proud to be playing a part in that.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “This is a fantastic investment from Nissan and a major vote of confidence in the UK’s automotive sector. It will create thousands of jobs and help to secure the UK’s position as a global leader in EV production.”

The automotive industry has welcomed Nissan’s investment. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said: “This is a significant investment for the UK automotive industry and a clear signal of Nissan’s commitment to the UK. It will create jobs and boost the local economy.”

 

The Impact on the Environment

EVs are zero-emission vehicles, which means that they do not produce any harmful tailpipe emissions. This is a major benefit for the environment, as it will help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmental groups have also welcomed Nissan’s investment. Greenpeace said: “This is a positive step from Nissan and a welcome sign that the automotive industry is serious about tackling climate change.”

 

Conclusion

Nissan’s investment is a major boost for the EV industry in the UK. It will create jobs, boost the economy, and reduce carbon emissions. The investment is a sign that the UK is serious about making the transition to a zero-emission future.

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