Nissan said it will produce electric models of two best-selling cars, Juke and Qashqai, at its facility in Sunderland, northeast England. Photo: Oli SCARFF / AFP/FileSource: AFPJapanese auto giant Nissan announced Friday it would invest up to £2 billion in UK electric car manufacturing, which the government touted as a sign of confidence in the sector. The news comes as Britain looks to take a leading role in the production of electric cars as companies and governments shift away from high-polluting automobiles. Yet the nation's car industry has warned that automakers will soon face a damaging 10-percent hike in customs duties on electric cars crossing the Channel. That hits electric carmakers because their batteries often originate from China, despite UK efforts to establish production.
Source: Daily Nation November 24, 2023 08:47 UTC