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British Business Secretary says Nissan should make batteries in UK

Published: March 22, 2009

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Lord Mandelson, the British Business Secretary visited a Nissan factory in Sunderland on Friday and got to see the Qazana crossover concept which will go into production there next year. Nissan is also expected to add production of electric vehicles at the plant and get some UK government money to make that happen. In addition to building EVs, Mandelson is urging Nissan to produce lithium ion batteries in the UK as well


Nissan to get UK government help for EV production

Published: March 20, 2009

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Most of the news regarding Nissan ‘s electric vehicle efforts of late have revolved around signing agreements with governments around the world to build out public charging infrastructure. Today, British Business Secretary Lord Mandelson is visiting Nissan’s Sunderland factory to announce government aid to the plant so that it can actually, you know, build electric vehicles.