Plans for £1bn EV hub and battery gigafactory unveiled by Nissan

Nissan has confirmed plans to turn its Sunderland manufacturing facility into a £1 billion electric vehicle (EV) hub which it says will create a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem. The hub will feature a Gigafactory with an initial 9GWh plant for battery production.

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Building a Gigaplant

Earlier this month Britishvolt hit another milestone in its mission to build the country’s first battery Gigaplant after successfully securing ownership of its site in the North East. In this exclusive comment piece Founder and CEO Orral Nadjari reflects on the company’s progress, its reasons for building the Gigaplant and why it chose Northumberland as the location.

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