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Nissan bets big on UK with EV battery plant and new crossover

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By Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle SUNDERLAND, England (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co bet on Britain to supercharge its European electric future on Thursday, pledging $1.4 billion with its Chinese partner to build a giant battery plant that will power 100,000 vehicles a year including a new crossover model. Facing the most profound technological shift in a century, the titans of the auto industry are racing to secure battery supply close to the factories where they will make the new cleaner electric vehicles of the future. Nissan’s backing for the 9 gigawatt hours (GWh) plant cements its wager …

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