Nissan in a visionary moment in 2017 decided to Sell their "Battery Factories" including the one at Sunderland to a Chinese Investment Group. ( https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/busines ... g-13446185 )
Further down the article Carlos Tavares PSA/FCA boss is anything but inspiring. Nice traditional Automaker hat he wears......can't do this unless, can't do this because. Meanwhile Tesla build factories in less than a year, and churn out hundreds of thousands of cars a year, and aim for production of 20 Million Electric Cars/year by 2030.
All too fast for unambitious negative Carlos...
Now if I was a Nissan Boss I would be thinking, bye bye PSA, thanks for the market share.Carlos Tavares said that the future of its Ellesmere Port plant depended on the support the UK government was prepared to offer after its decision to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars after 2030.
"If you change, brutally, the rules and if you restrict the rules for business then there is at one point in time a problem," he said.
Looking forward, he said it would make more sense to locate an electric vehicle factory closer to the larger EU market.