Japanese carmaker Nissan is in “advanced talks” with the UK about setting up a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing unit in northeast England, according to media reports.
The proposed plant would, in all probability, be set up at Nissan’s existing Sunderland facility, which would be run by Chinese battery company Envision AESC. The facility would support the production of 200,000 battery cars per year.
Britain plans to ban sales of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 and push electric vehicles sales to achieve zero-emission. The battery plant is expected to open in 2024 and would produce 6 gigawatt-hours of battery capacity a year. A formal announcement about this development is yet to be made.