Nissan, a global leader in automotive innovation, is charging ahead with its vision for a zero-emissions future. With a firm commitment to sustainability, the company has announced that all three models produced at its UK plant will be 100% electric. This groundbreaking decision underscores Nissan's dedication to reducing carbon emissions, promoting renewable energy sources, and driving the electrification of the automotive industry.
The EV36Zero Hub: A Blueprint for Future Manufacturing
At the heart of Nissan's electrification strategy lies the EV36Zero hub in Sunderland, UK. This transformative project will consist of three electric vehicles (EVs), three gigafactories, and an investment of up to £3 billion. This investment will not only benefit Nissan's 7,000 UK employees but also support the 30,000 jobs within the UK supply chain.
The EV36Zero Microgrid, powered by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar farms, will play a crucial role in the production of both vehicles and batteries. With the capability to deliver 100% renewable electricity to Nissan and its neighbouring suppliers, this microgrid ensures that the manufacturing process aligns with Nissan's commitment to sustainability.
Three New Electric Vehicles: Redefining Nissan's Lineup
Nissan's investment includes up to £1.12 billion into its UK operations and the wider supply chain. This funding will be utilized for research and development, manufacturing process improvements, skills training, and tooling for suppliers. The two newly announced models, along with the first future EV, represent the future for all three models currently manufactured in the Nissan Sunderland Plant.
Nissan Qashqai: Pioneering the Electric Crossover
The Nissan Qashqai, the original crossover and the UK's best-selling car of 2022, will undergo a transformation into an all-electric vehicle. This move aligns with Nissan's commitment to providing sustainable mobility solutions while retaining the Qashqai's position as a market leader.
Nissan JUKE: A Rule-Breaking Compact Crossover Goes Electric
The Nissan JUKE, known for its rule-breaking design and popularity among urban drivers, will also embrace electrification. This compact crossover has sold over one million units worldwide and will now contribute to Nissan's electrified lineup.
Nissan LEAF: Sparking the Electrification Revolution
The third vehicle planned for UK production is the next-generation Nissan LEAF, the world's first mass-market electric vehicle. With more than a quarter of a million LEAFs already manufactured in Sunderland, the LEAF's success has played a vital role in pushing the boundaries of electric mobility.
Inspired by Innovative Concepts: A Glimpse into the Future
The future models of the Nissan Qashqai, JUKE, and LEAF will draw inspiration from three exciting all-electric concept models. These concepts, unveiled at the Japan Mobility Show, showcase Nissan's commitment to pushing boundaries and redefining automotive design.
Nissan Hyper Urban Concept: A Fusion of Style and Efficiency
The Nissan Hyper Urban Concept features a sleek and modern aesthetic, blending style with exceptional efficiency. This crossover EV embodies Nissan's vision for urban mobility, providing a sustainable and captivating driving experience.
Nissan Hyper Punk Concept: Redefining Compact Crossover Design
The Nissan Hyper Punk Concept is an all-electric compact crossover that breaks traditional design norms. Its exterior aesthetic is defined by multifaceted and polygonal surfaces, reflecting Nissan's commitment to innovation and pushing boundaries.
Nissan Chill-Out Concept: A Vision of Serenity and Comfort
Unveiled in 2021, the Nissan Chill-Out Concept serves as the inspiration for a future EV to be built in Sunderland. This concept prioritizes comfort and relaxation, reimagining the driving experience as a serene and enjoyable journey.
Further details regarding these three models, including their names, specifications, and launch dates, will be announced in due course as Nissan progresses towards the realization of its electrification vision.