Jan 31, 2023 - 05:29 pm
Fastned opens 13th charging hub in the UK
Fastned has launched its latest ultra-rapid charging hub in the UK. Based off the A183 on Parsons Road, the new Fastned hub in Washington comprises eight charging bays of up to 300 kW and will serve EV commuters to and from South Tyneside, as well as Sunderland.
Dec 12, 2022 - 02:46 pm
UK: Envision AESC lays foundation for Sunderland gigafactory
Envision AESC has begun the building works for its battery factory near the Nissan plant in Sunderland, UK. It will be the second UK facility for the EV battery specialist from Japan. Envision AESC also announced new details regarding capacities after reports had varied.
Dec 17, 2021 - 07:13 pm
When a Bluebird is a Newbird
Nissan is now showing its former Bluebird model as a special all-electric model powered by the Nissan Leaf. The electrified car is unfortunately only a one-off to mark the 35th anniversary of production at the Sunderland plant.
Oct 25, 2021 - 02:38 pm
Envision AESC aims for 38 GWh in Sunderland
The planned Envision AESC battery factory at the Nissan plant in Sunderland, England, will have an annual capacity of 11 GWh when it opens in 2024 and an annual capacity of up to 38 GWh in a potential final expansion stage. Both figures exceed those previously made public.
Jul 6, 2021 - 10:18 am
JLR rumoured to be AESC’s next customer
Following AESC’s deal with Nissan in Sunderland, a second British manufacturer is now interested in the batteries from the Chinese-Japanese company. This was revealed by AESC CEO who mentioned talks were underway with several manufacturers.
Jul 2, 2021 - 12:11 pm
Nissan teases crossover BEV
Nissan has shown the first teaser images of its new all-electric crossover model based on the CMF EV platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. It looks like this is the model that will be built at the Sunderland plant in the UK.
Jul 1, 2021 - 10:58 am
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.
May 29, 2021 - 04:54 pm
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.
May 27, 2021 - 12:14 pm
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.
Jan 22, 2021 - 02:29 pm
Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland secured
The future of the British Nissan plant in Sunderland is secure in the long term due to the trade agreement reached between the UK and the EU. In return, the Japanese automaker is even investing in the English site.
Dec 17, 2020 - 10:21 pm
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.
May 28, 2020 - 02:14 pm
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.
Apr 17, 2019 - 12:43 am
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.
Apr 15, 2018 - 08:25 pm
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.
Jul 2, 2015 - 08:48 am
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.
Jul 7, 2014 - 08:18 am
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)