Automotive industry leaders to gather in North East for EV manufacturing push

Bosses from some of the UK’s biggest electric vehicle, battery and component manufacturers will gather in Sunderland next month to discuss how best to secure the future of the automotive industry in the North East, by delivering investment, growth and jobs for the region.

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Turner & Townsend to project manage £450m gigafactory

Turner & Townsend have been appointed by Envision AESC as project and cost manager on the build of its advanced car battery gigafactory at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), which spans 50 hectares of land in South Tyneside and Sunderland.

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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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Gigafactory plans announced for Coventry, Sunderland and Ellesmere Port

Nissan is to announce a large scale expansion of battery production in Sunderland, Coventry Airport is being proposed as the site for a new gigafactory, and the government is in talks with Vauxhall to produce electric vehicles at its Ellesmere Port plant.

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