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Nissan to invest £1bn in UK electric car battery plant


Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced the start of construction of the UK's largest battery factory for electric vehicles in Sunderland.

Ryan Housknecht
Ryan Housknecht
The project, called EV36Zero, will involve an investment of £1 billion.

The plant will be built as part of a three-way partnership between Nissan, Chinese battery developer Envision and Sunderland City Council. 

The new plant will give the city more than 900 new jobs, and with the new contractors' supply chains, a further 4,500 jobs across Britain.

Nissan has also announced that it will start production of its new all-electric crossover in the UK. 

Production will take place at Nissan's plant in Sunderland, where it already produces the Qashqai, Juke and one of the world's first mass-produced electric cars, the Leaf.

source: bbc.com