Solar Nissan to go EV only by 2030
Nissan, the Sunderland based car maker, takes renewable investment seriously. For the last decade the business has taken significant steps to produce more renewable energy to help power its production line.
Nissan recently completed an investment in a 20MW solar farm. The extra resource is reported to provide 20 per cent of its energy output and double its renewable energy production.
Nissan says the 35,000 new solar panels will produce enough energy to help build every single zero-emission Nissan LEAF sold in Europe, as it pursues its plans for all new vehicles to be electric by 2030. The new solar farm joins Nissan’s previous investments in solar and wind energy and takes the firm closer to achieving its goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.
Alan Johnson, VP at Nissan Sunderland said: “Renewables have already made a big difference to our business and we continue to look for ways to make the manufacturing process more sustainable. As our products made in Sunderland become increasingly electrified, our manufacturing operations are an important part of the ecosystem that will take us to carbon neutrality.”