Nissan will produce a future generation of EV batteries at its manufacturing base in Sunderland, UK. Nissan’s UK battery plant is one of three Nissan battery production sites globally, also providing battery modules for Nissan’s all-electric van, the e-NV200, which is manufactured in the company’s plant in Barcelona, Spain.
Paving the way the future generation batteries will be a new £19.4-million (US$28-million) project that will team Nissan with new academic and technology partners in the UK, supported with a £9.7-million (US$14-million) grant from the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).
The Nissan-led future generation battery project is one of the projects selected for funding as part of APC 4, the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s fourth round of competition funding. Also receiving funding were consortia led by Morgan Motor Company; The London Taxi Company; AGM Batteries Ltd.; Jaguar Land Rover; and Parker Hannifin.
The other consortium members with Nissan are Hyperdrive Innovation, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, Newcastle University and Zero Carbon Futures, who will work together on key areas of battery development covering pilot projects, product diversification and process improvement.