Nissan gets royal seal of approval from Prince Charles

ROYAL VISIT: The Prince of Wales talks to workers as he is shown the production line of the new electric Leaf cars during a visit to the Nissan UK plant in Sunderland.
ROYAL VISIT: The Prince of Wales talks to workers as he is shown the production line of the new electric Leaf cars during a visit to the Nissan UK plant in Sunderland.
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THE Prince of Wales today visited Sunderland to see electric vehicles roll off the production line at the UK’s biggest car plant.

Prince Charles was at Nissan, which employs 6,700 people on Wearside, and has built eight million cars since it opened in 1986.

It is the only UK manufacturer of electric cars for the mass market, and is proud of its green credentials.

The Prince was also meeting local children at the Nissan Global Training Centre, which trains staff, apprentices and hosts school engagement activities.

He will also meet boxer Amir Khan, an Olympic silver medallist, in Sunderland as part of the Prince’s Step Up To Serve campaign, which aims to increase the number of young people involved in volunteering.

Charles will meet teenagers involved in the National Citizen Service (NCS), including a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for funding for a community project.

There will also be a technology lesson for older people, including NCS graduates demonstrating how to send a tweet to members of a weekly lunch club.