Nissan confirms Sunderland battery plant & new BEV model
Nissan has now officially confirmed that Envision AESC will build a battery factory at its plant in Sunderland, England. A new electric model will also be produced there in the future. Both announcements are part of a £1 billion initiative by Nissan and Envision AESC called EV36Zero.Weiterlesen
UK in talks to build ‘giga-factories’ for EV batteries
The UK government appears in talks with six companies to build gigawatt-scale battery factories for electric cars. The discussions include US carmaker Ford and Korean companies LG and Samsung, according to local media.Weiterlesen
Nissan & Envision AESC to build battery plants in the UK & Japan
Nissan and Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC plan to invest more than 200 billion yen (just under 1.5 billion euros) in battery factories for electric cars in the UK and Japan. The two plants are expected to deliver battery output for 700,000 electric vehicles per year from 2024.Weiterlesen
AESC to build battery plant in Sunderland
According to new media reports, a factory for electric car batteries is to be built at the British Nissan plant in Sunderland, which will be operated by the Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC. Nissan had sold its battery subsidiary AESC to Envision Group in 2018, but still holds a minority stake.Weiterlesen
Nissan opts against making Ariya EV in UK due to Brexit
Nissan decided against assigning the Sunderland plant to make the new Ariya model. All hopes to increase if not secure production in Britain with the new electric car are dashed as the company appears to have changed plans, possibly due to a no-deal Brexit.Weiterlesen
AESC looks at battery ‘gigafactory’ location in Sunderland
A UK government-sponsored feasibility study is investigating the construction of a new battery ‘gigafactory’ directed by the Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) at its site next to the Nissan plant in Sunderland.Weiterlesen
Nissan to close Barcelona plant but keep Sunderland
Nissan has presented its comprehensive renovation package. Europe is no longer considered a core market. The Barcelona plant will be closed while the plant in Sunderland is to continue to operate with alliance partner Renault.Weiterlesen
Fastned gets ready for HPC & Autocharge in UK
Fastned opens its first ultra-fast charging station in the United Kingdom. Two charge columns stand ready to offer up to 350 kW on a multi-charger site in Sunderland, near the factory where Nissan produces all Leaf EVs for the European market.Weiterlesen
Fastned wins tender for rapid-charging stations in UK
Dutch infrastructure provider Fastned has placed a successful bid to install two rapid-charging stations in the UK. Both Newcastle and Sunderland will benefit from 6 charge stops each, with some getting ready for ultra-fast charging.Weiterlesen
Nissan kick-starts 2018-Leaf production at its Sunderland site in UK
Nissan starts the production lines in British Sunderland where it is making the next-gen Leaf as of now. Deliveries in Europe are to begin by February 2018.Weiterlesen
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)