Nissan has confirmed that all three models made at its Sunderland plant in the North East of the UK will go 100% electric over the next four years.
Today's announcement means the EV36Zero hub in Sunderland will consist of three electric vehicles, three gigafactories to make batteries and up to £3bn investment. This will help secure 7,000 UK employees and the 30,000 jobs supported in the UK supply chain.
The cars to be built include future all-electric versions of Nissan's big-selling Qashqai and JUKE along with the next-generation LEAF.
The three future models will be inspired by concept cars, two of which were recently unveiled at the Japan Mobility Show. These are the Hyper Urban, Hyper Punk and the Chill-Out. The first is due to be seen in 2025.
Nissan has also committed to powering the vehicle and battery manufacturing by a 100% renewable microgrid, which will incorporate the wind and solar farms at the site.