Nissan unveils £1-bn EV hub in Sunderland

Nissan on July 2 unveiled EV36Zero, a £1-billion flagship electric vehicle (EV) hub, creating a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem.

Centred round its plant in Sunderland, UK, Nissan EV36Zero will supercharge the company’s drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring, said a press release.

The project has been launched with an initial £1-bn investment by Nissan and its partners Envision AESC, a global player in world-leading battery technology, and Sunderland City Council.

Mr. Makoto Uchida, Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “This project comes as part of Nissan’s pioneering efforts to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the entire lifecycle of our products. Our comprehensive approach includes not only the development and production of EVs, but also the use of on-board batteries as energy storage and their reuse for secondary purposes.”