Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant
Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant
Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant

Envision AESC – the world-leading battery division of global green tech company Envision Group – has today submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), being brought forward by Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council. The 9GWh-capacity Gigafactory, with state-of-the-art battery technology, will form […]

Planning permission approved for Britishvolt’s gigaplant in Northumberland and helps the UK on the road to electrification
Planning permission approved for Britishvolt’s gigaplant in Northumberland and helps the UK on the road to electrification
Planning permission approved for Britishvolt’s gigaplant in Northumberland and helps the UK on the road to electrification

Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in lithium-ion battery cell technologies and associated R&D, is thrilled to announce that it has been granted planning permission to construct its first full-scale lithium-ion Gigaplant facility in Northumberland. The news represents a major milestone for the company on its quest to assist vehicle OEMs on their roadmap to electrification. […]

Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland.  A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality
Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland. A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality
Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland. A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality

Nissan unveils Nissan EV36Zero, a £1 billion flagship Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub creating a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem. Centred around the record-breaking plant in Sunderland, UK, Nissan EV36Zero will supercharge the company’s drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring. The transformational project has been launched with an initial £1bn […]

Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology
Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology
Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology

Turntide Technologies, the company responsible for the Smart Motor SystemTM, has announced the acquisition of UK-based AVID Technology Limited, a cleantech engineering firm that designs and manufactures electrified powertrain components and systems for heavy-duty and high-performance electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV). The acquisition helps Turntide decarbonise the transportation sector and offers a high-performance alternative to the […]

US tech business, Turntide Technologies £100m investment, acquires two North East companies
US tech business, Turntide Technologies £100m investment, acquires two North East companies
US tech business, Turntide Technologies £100m investment, acquires two North East companies

Turntide Technologies, headquartered in California, is entering the transport space with the acquisition of two UK-based businesses, Hyperdrive Innovation Ltd and BorgWarner Gateshead Ltd. The acquisition of Hyperdrive Innovation and BorgWarner Gateshead aims to position Turntide to accelerate existing technologies and capabilities to reduce energy use and cost for commercial transportation services. A new division […]

Left to right: Britishvolt CEO Orral Nadjari, Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy and Britishvolt founder and executive chairman Lars Carlstrom (Image: Britishvolt)
Britishvolt selects Blyth, Northumberland as the site of its first battery gigaplant
Britishvolt selects Blyth, Northumberland as the site of its first battery gigaplant

Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery technologies, has selected a site in the North East of England to build the UK’s first battery gigaplant. The company has acquired exclusive rights to a site in Blyth Northumberland and intends to begin construction in Summer 2021. World-class lithium-ion batteries will be in production by the end […]

Hyperdrive Battery Plant, Sunderland
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East. The two North East manufacturers will now accelerate the creation of batteries that can be mass-produced to provide emission-free power for hundreds of battery trains across the UK. […]