As a new battery plant will be built beside Nissan’s Sunderland facility, we take a look inside an existing factory nearby.
It was confirmed on Thursday, July 1 that the company will bring hundreds of new jobs through the building of a new electric car, while a huge battery plant will be created in partnership with Japan-based Envision AESC.
As the news broke on Thursday, we took a tour through Envision’s existing battery plant. Here are some pictures from inside.
The battery that goes into a Nissan Leaf. Photo: JPIMedia
The Japan-based company already operates a battery plant near to Nissan, where it produces batteries for the Leaf. Photo: JPIMedia
The new battery plant is expected to open in the next few years. Photo: JPIMedia
4. At work
The newly-announced battery plant and the building of a new electric car are expected to bring more than 1,600 jobs. Photo: JPIMedia