Barcelona plant playing a key role in the electric vehicle revolution

Posted on February 5, 2013 by in Latest News, News

NISSAN has allocated production of a new passenger car to its manufacturing plant in Barcelona. Production will begin in July 2014.

The new passenger car brings an additional 80,000 units of annual capacity to Barcelona, through an investment of 110 million Euros, and the creation of 1,000 direct and 3,000 indirect jobs.

The move also diversifies the Barcelona plant’s production, which previously had been heavily dependent on light commercial vehicles and 4x4s – vehicles that have been impacted by the economic crisis.

Additionally, Nissan is allocating to Barcelona the production of 24,000 units of additional annual capacity for its one-ton pick-up (an investment of 14 million Euros), and the assembly of the gearbox for the Nissan LEAF and Nissan eNV200, an investment of six million Euros.

These investments will be used to renovate production lines for the new passenger car, for the introduction of new technology needed to support electric-vehicle production, and for adapting the supplier parc to new production requirements.

This adds to more than 200 million Euros of previously-announced investment for the production of a new truck in Nissan’s Avila plant and the manufacture in Barcelona of the e-NV200, the second all-electric vehicle to be added to Nissan’s line-up.

In total, the commitment is a clear demonstration to the importance of Nissan’s industrial operations in Spain.

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