Nissan to build £1bn EV factory in Sunderland

Carmaker Nissan has announced it’s building a £1 billion flagship Electric Vehicle Hub in Sunderland which it says will create a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem. 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 investment […]

Nissan allows drivers to start their car using Alexa

Carmaker Nissan and Amazon Alexa have teamed up to provide voice services for drivers. NissanConnect Services Skill with Amazon Alexa allows drivers to use their voice to remotely start their Nissan, unlock doors or flash the car’s lights in what Nissan say gives “convenience and peace of mind right from your home”. “Forgot to lock your […]

Nissan accepting electricity as parking payment

Nissan is giving customers the ability to pay for parking with electricity. In what it says is a global first, electric vehicle drivers will be able to discharge power from their car’s battery pack to pay for parking while visiting the Nissan Pavilion exhibition space in the Japanese city of Yokohama. Nissan says the payment […]

Driverless vehicle in 230-mile Grand Drive

A driverless Nissan car has driven from Cranfield in Bedforshire to Sunderland in the longest autonomous vehicle test in the UK so far. The Nissan Leaf’s “Grand Drive” involved negotiating country lanes with few or no road markings as well as junctions, roundabouts and motorways.  The vehicle was able to change lanes, merge and stop […]


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