01 July 2021
Responding to the gigafactory announcement, Tony Danker, CBI Director-General, said:
“Nissan’s investment is a strong vote of confidence in a greener future for the UK economy, and the workforce of the North East.
“This announcement signals the success of concerted efforts between business and government to seize the moment by creating jobs fuelled by decarbonisation.
“And it must be the spark for six more gigafactories needed by 2040 to support a thriving electric vehicle market and prompt investment in widespread charging infrastructure.
“Ahead of COP26, we know inspiring global action through domestic progress is critical across the UK, and business is already playing its part alongside government to get the change we need to protect our planet for the next generation.”