Powering the Electrification Revolution
Powering the Electrification Revolution
Powering the Electrification Revolution

Driven by generations of expertise in engineering and high value manufacturing, the North East is widely recognised as the premier location for Electrification in the UK. Home to Europe’s first electric gigafactory and with recent investments from Britishvolt, Nissan and Turntide Technologies totalling over £3.75bn, the North East is rapidly emerging as the UK leader […]

North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot
North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot
North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot

The pioneering 5G Connected and Automated Logistics (5G CAL) pilot has succeeded in its mission to prove the potential of next generation technology in overcoming barriers for a more efficient future for last mile logistics. Becoming the first in the UK to prove the delivery of zero emission automated logistics, the 5G CAL pilot is […]

Britishvolt signs collaboration agreements to power up the UK’s battery skills agenda
Britishvolt signs collaboration agreements to power up the UK’s battery skills agenda
Britishvolt signs collaboration agreements to power up the UK’s battery skills agenda

Northumberland College, part of Education Partnership North East, has signed a groundbreaking apprenticeship agreement with battery pioneer Britishvolt to provide skills training to some of the 3,000 people who will work at the company’s huge new gigaplant.  Work has already started on the Britishvolt site at Cambois, turning former coal yards at the old Blyth […]

EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation
EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation
EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation

Turntide Technologies, a developer of breakthrough electrification and sustainable operations technologies, has announced it has secured $80 million in equity funding, valuing the company over $1 billion, making it one of a handful of climate tech companies to achieve unicorn status in the first half of 2022. The funding will enable the company, which has […]

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 […]