Fantastic news again this week as Japanese carmaker Nissan is expected to confirm that it will build the UK’s first battery gigafactory, the factory will open in Sunderland in 2024, in the northeast of England, and it’s expected to produce enough batteries for 200,000 electric cars annually. This battery gigafactory could also create hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs, both directly and in the supply chain. It is believed that Nissan will partner with Chinese specialist Envision AESC to build the batteries. It will produce 6 gigawatt hours of battery capacity a year, “far more than the 1.9Gwh at its existing Sunderland plant.
More good news this week comes in the shape of the e-Camper, first impressions released by LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company of the world’s first electric campervan! The world’s first electric campervan, e-Camper is optimised to offer both zero-emission capability with zero range anxiety – making it the perfect way to explore the great outdoors with the benefit of low environmental impact.