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Nissan and Envision unveil EV36Zero plan for Sunderland car plant

Japanese businesses to work with Sunderland City Council to deliver electric vehicle assembly line and battery gigafactory

Mark Moran
05 July 2021
Lei Zhang, founder and chief executive officer of Envision Group


Nissan is to expand electric vehicle production at its car plant in Sunderland, with the Japanese carmaker announcing that it will build its new-generation all-electric model at the site.

The EV36Zero facility, which will feature a ‘gigafactory’ producing batteries, will be centred around the exiting Nissan car plant.

An initial £1bn investment is being by Nissan and its partners Envision AESC, a Japanese battery technology company, and Sunderland City Council. The UK...

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