Nissan Announces UK EV Hub, confirms new electric crossover

Source: Nissan

Nissan has announced plans to develop a battery electric vehicle hub in the United Kingdom, where it will manufacture its next-gen electric crossover.

The £1 billion ($1.8 billion) electric vehicle hub in Sunderland, called the Nissan EV36Zero, is said to “supercharge the company’s drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring.”

Comprised of three interconnected initiatives, Nissan EV36Zero brings together electric vehicles, renewable energy, and battery production.

“This project comes as part of Nissan’s pioneering efforts to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the entire lifecycle of our products,” said Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer, Makoto Uchida.

“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.”

As part of the announcement, Nissan will also produce a new-generation all-electric vehicle, building on their expertise in crossovers and the success of the Nissan LEAF.

Promising next-generation vehicle styling, efficiency and battery technology, the new crossover will be built on the Alliance CMF-EV platform, with a forecasted production capacity of up to 100,000 units to be installed.

More details about the new vehicle, including pricing and technology, are set to be released closer to the car’s launch.

Source: Nissan | Nissan Unveils EV36Zero – a £1bn Electric Vehicle Hub

2 July 2021

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