Today, Nissan has announced plans for the production of three electric vehicles at its EV36Zero factory in Sunderland, UK, meaning the plant will now only produce EVs.
A new Leaf will be in the works, and the Qashqai and Juke crossovers will get all-electric versions. There is no word on when these vehicles will be built, but Nissan says their designs will be heavily influenced by concepts that debuted at the Japan Mobility Show last month: the Hyper Urban Concept (Qashqai?), the Hyper Punk Concept (Juke?) and the Chill-Out Concept (has to be the next Leaf!).
The announcement also adds three gigafactories and up to £3 billion ($5.14 billion) investment in the area, which employs 7,000 workers and supports 30,000 jobs in the UK supply chain.
Nissan has already confirmed that all its new cars in Europe from now will be fully electric, and that it expects its passenger car line-up in Europe to be 100 per cent electric by 2030. It also builds on Nissan’s Ambition 2030 vision to become a truly sustainable company, driving towards a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive world.