Nissan’s £10m battery assembly line starts manufacturing

Nissan’s £10m battery assembly line has started manufacturing electric vehicle batteries, with a promise that staff will be continuously trained

Nissan’s £10m battery assembly line in Sunderland has started manufacturing battery packs for electric vehicles, with a promise that staff will be continuously trained on manufacturing EVs. 

 

Electric vehicle battery manufacturing 

The battery packs will be used in Nissan’s most successful EV models, as a part of a £500m investment plan by the company to build the Qashqai and Juke models.

The Nissan Qashqai uses an e-power system, while the Juke is equipped with an advanced hybrid powertrain. 

Alan Johnson, Vice President of Manufacturing, Nissan was ready to lead the world in electric vehicle manufacturing.

"Both e-POWER and hybrid technologies are firsts for the team in Sunderland,” said Johnson. “With more than five million customers, Qashqai and Juke are two of our plant’s most successful and popular models ever. Both e-Power and hybrid technologies are firsts for the team in Sunderland, so it’s fantastic to see the electrified versions rolling off our two production lines.”

Nissan’s new electric vehicle manufacturing site

This follows the news of the flagship electric vehicle manufacturing site, EV36Zero, a £1bn plant which will incorporate renewable energy and battery production.

“Our plant is built on the foundations of 36 years of manufacturing excellence from our world-class people and advanced facilities,” Johnson continued. “Two million hours of training just for electrification shows we are taking that to the next level, as we lead the charge towards an electrified future.

“Nissan will of course continue to deliver brilliant, technologically advanced, cars to the high standards of quality that our customers have come to love.

Share

Featured Articles

India’s smart manufacturing electric vehicle future

Indian IT service Panache Digilife has announced a manufacturing and supply chain agreement with electric vehicle manufacturer Revamp Moto

Manufacturing a legacy of safety, sustainability, and skill

Michael Vale, Group President for 3M’s safety & industrial business, explores diversity & environmental stewardship in manufacturing

5 minutes with: Simon Michie, Pulsant CTO

Simon Michie, CTO at Pulsant, explains why edge computing will transform manufacturing operations, but success will depend on having partnerships in place

Microsoft’s Çağlayan Arkan explores the supply chain

Procurement & Supply Chain

Elisabeth Brinton on the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability

Technology

Aiimi’s Head of Solution Engineering Matt Eustace on risks

AI & Automation