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Nissan plans UK solar farm large enough to build every Leaf sold in Europe

LONDON, Dec. 1 (Reuters) – Japanese carmaker Nissan (7201.T) said on Wednesday it had received a building permit to build a 20-megawatt solar farm at its plant in north-east England that is expected to generate enough electricity to build every fully electric Leaf car sold in Europe.

Nissan said construction will begin immediately and be completed by May 2022. The new solar farm will double the amount of renewable electricity produced at Nissan’s Sunderland plant to 20 percent of its needs.

In July, Nissan announced that it would spend 1 billion pounds ($ 1.33 billion) with its Chinese partner Envision AESC to build a battery plant that will power 100,000 vehicles a year, including a new crossover model. Read more

Earlier this week, Nissan announced it would spend 2,000 billion yen ($ 17.64 billion) over five years to accelerate the electrification of vehicles to catch up with competitors in one of the fastest growing areas. fast for car manufacturers. Read more

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