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02.07.2015 - 08:13

Nissan builds 17,000 Leaf in Sunderland.

More than 17,000 Nissan Leaf rolled off the production line in British Sunderland in 2014, thus doubling EV production at the plant compared to 2013. There is space to scale though, as Sunderland produced more than half a million vehicles in total last year.
smmt.co.uk

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05.12.2014 - 09:50

Porsche 918 Spyder assembly, Nissan battery production, Events.

Reading tip 1: Autoblog got access to Porsche’s 918 Spyder assembly plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany, where hundreds of already manufactured parts are “assembled into a perfectly finished product”. The picture gallery lets you take part in the visit.
autoblog.com

Reading tip 2: Transport Evolved is running a three part series on Nissan’s battery production and got to peek behind the curtain of the production facility in Sunderland, England. Get ready for part one.
transportevolved.com

Events for the upcoming week: International CTI Symposium – Automotive transmissions, HEV and EV drives (Dec 8 – 11; Berlin, Germany) ++ Live Webinar: Battery Testing with Calorimetry (Dec 9) ++ FIA Formula E – Round 3 (Dec 13; Punta del Este, Uruguay)

You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar

07.07.2014 - 08:25

Ireland, Sunderland, Scotland, Dresden.

Call for charging solutions: In the country’s first “Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition,” the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is calling for ideas for charging solutions for multi-story as well as underground car parks. The winner will receive 200,000 euros (271,700 dollars) to develop a prototype.
businessandleadership.com, siliconrepublic.com

50 charging points and growing: UK city of Sunderland is investing 500 million pounds (857m dollars) in getting people to switch from petrol to electricity. Money will flow into research, as well as into the extension of the city’s charging network – already one of the best in the country. The goal is to become a national hub for the low carbon economy.
sunderlandecho.com

Scotland gets three new public charging stations: The new locations are funded by the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland. While the charge point in Dumfries most likely is a DC quick charger, the sites in Annan and Castle Douglas seem to offer AC charging only.
gallowaygazette.co.uk

EmiD kick-off: The showcase project “Electric mobility in Dresden” (EmiD) is headed by Fraunhofer Institute IVI and is supported by the city of Dresden, the Technical University of Dresden and local government bodies. Together, they have purchased and will test an electric fleet consisting of 16 electric vehicles to find out what is keeping people from using electric cars.
saena.de, elektromobilitaet-verbindet.de (both in German)

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2014/03/31/nissan-leaf-made-in-britain/
31.03.2014 08:39