Nissan to create thousands of jobs with new electric car battery factory Business News

Nissan will create 2,000 jobs with a new giant battery plant in the north-east of England, it is understood.

Britain’s largest automaker was due to confirm the announcement later in the week.

The BBC reported that the government was contributing to the cost of setting up the battery plant in Wearside, where electric vehicles are already manufactured.

The manufacturer did not want to confirm the information on Monday.

A Nissan spokesperson said: “Having established electric vehicle and battery production in the UK in 2013 for the Nissan Leaf, our Sunderland plant has played a pioneering role in the development of the electric vehicle market.

“As previously announced, we will continue to electrify our range as part of our global journey to carbon neutrality, but we have no further plans to announce at this time.”

It was not clear how many jobs would be created if the gigafactory was built in Sunderland.

According to the BBC report, this could create 2,000 new jobs directly and thousands more indirectly.


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This notice was published: 2021-06-29 12:26:53

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