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Nissan to build $1.4bn EV battery plant in UK with Chinese partner

Factory will power up to 100,000 vehicles yearly for Japanese carmaker

Nissan's plant in Sunderland, in the U.K. makes Leaf electric cars. (Photo courtesy of Nissan)

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor is set to build a giant electric vehicle battery plant in the U.K., pledging 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) of investment together with a Chinese battery company and the local city council as it strives to meet its zero-emission ambitions.

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