Nissan is charging ahead with its vision for a zero emissions future, with confirmation that all three models made at its UK plant will go 100 per cent electric. Today’s announcement means the EV36Zero hub in Sunderland, Nissan’s blueprint for future manufacturing, will consist of three electric vehicles (EVs), three gigafactories and up to £3bn […]
The North East is gearing up for the future. It’s fast becoming a nexus of emerging industries, from robotics to electric vehicles.
Michelle Duggan, Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England, reflects on a busy month for all matters electrification. September is always a busy time of year in the electrification calendar, and 2023 has been no exception. It marks the new wave of vehicle registrations and partners in the North East look forward to the […]
The Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC) has appointed Newcastle University to receive £1.3m in funding to support the North East’s battery manufacturing and innovation sector and skills development. The University will lead a workforce development initiative for the North East with innovative skills and training academy and apprenticeships. The programme will be delivered in partnership with […]
There is no better place than the North East to invest, collaborate or innovate in electrification technologies. Michelle Duggan, Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England explains how North East England is accelerating the drive towards net zero. North East England is the premier location for electrification transition – We are uniquely placed to […]
A plant which will refine lithium – a material used in electric car batteries – is to be built on Teesside. Green Lithium, which it said would be the first large-scale facility in the UK, will be located at PD Ports’ Teesport site after getting approval from Redcar and Cleveland Council. The company said it […]
Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult, the UK’s authority on compound semiconductor applications and commercialisation, is to move into an office in the North East as part of its plans to support industry across the UK. The CSA Catapult North East office will be located at North East Technology Park (NETPark) in Sedgefield, County Durham. Establishing […]
Professor Colin Herron at Newcastle University reflects on 12 months of work since forming the North East Battery Alliance (NEBA). To celebrate the 12 month milestone, an afternoon event was set up to bring together the ‘triple helix’ of academia, industry and the public sector. NEBA has established a board of governance of which the […]