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 […]
By Michelle Duggan, Inward Investment Manager This year our major focus will be on accelerating the growth of the North East’s electrification sector. By targeting the most successful international markets, particularly the US and Japan, we can supercharge local green growth. North East England is a beacon in the UK’s electric vehicle and battery sectors, […]
Recharge Industries, a portfolio company of Scale Facilitation, has been successful in its bid for ownership of Britishvolt. Recharge Industries is a leading provider of battery technology, specialising in production and research and development. Based in Geelong, Australia, the firm is currently developing Australia’s first large-scale lithium-ion cell production facility to provide safer, more efficient […]
Despite Britishvolt falling into administration, a leading figure in the UK’s electric vehicle sector, has backed the Northumberland site on which the company was being developed, as an outstanding location for a battery manufacturing plant. The Cambois site was once the location of Blyth Power Station, a coal fired power station that closed in 2001 […]