Nissan will expand its electric vehicle (EV) lineup. It begins in 2025 with two new EVs that the Canton assembly plant will build.
Nissan will transform its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant into an EV plant.
The automaker will invest $500 million to make the Canton Plant. It’ll be the center for Nissan’s EV manufacturing and technology in the United States.
The Canton Assembly Plant began in 2003. It produces the Altima, Frontier, Titan, and Titan XD. With the transformation, Nissan will keep 2,000 jobs.
“Today’s announcement is the first of several new investments that will drive the EV revolution in the United States,” said Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer, Nissan Motor Corporation, Ltd.
Gupta also said, “Nissan is making a strong investment in Canton’s future, bringing the latest technology, training and process to create a truly best-in-class EV manufacturing team.”
The Canton Plant will start production for a new Nissan and Infiniti EV in 2025.
Nissan’s investment is a part of Ambition 2030, the commitment to launch 23 electrified models for the Nissan and Infiniti brands by 2030. Out of the 23 electrified vehicles, 15 will be all-electric.
“By 2030 we envisage that the majority of INFINITI models sold globally will be electrified,” said Peyman Kargar, Chairman of INFINITI Motor Company.
Kargar also states, “In confirming one of the future locations where our new generation of electric products will be built, we progress towards achieving this goal.”
The transition to EVs means many automakers need to build new factories or transform existing ones.
Nissan’s investment in the transformation of the Canton Plant in Mississippi is excellent news.
Aside from the plant transformation and two new EVs, Nissan will launch its new electric crossover, the Ariya, later this year.
Featured image courtesy of Nissan.
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