Nissan’s Ambition 2030 calls for building 23 electrified models for the Nissan and Infiniti brands globally, including 15 all-electric vehicles, by 2030. The company has announced that its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi will become a center for US electric vehicle (EV) production and that the plant will be updated with the latest in EV manufacturing technology to support the production of two all-new, all-electric vehicles.
Here are the highlights of Nissan’s announcement:
- Nissan to invest $500 million to transform Canton assembly plant to build all-new Nissan and Infiniti EV models starting in 2025; the company has now invested $13.5 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations
- Investment supports retraining and upskilling nearly 2,000 jobs, transforming the Canton plant into a center for EV manufacturing and technology
- EV investment one of several in the U.S. over the next five years; by 2030, targeting 40% of US vehicle sales to be fully electric, with even more to be electrified
“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 in a Nissan news release. “Nissan 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 Vehicle Assembly Plant is celebrating 19 years of manufacturing operations in 2022. The plant employs approximately 5,000 people and has built nearly 5 million vehicles since opening in 2003. The plant currently builds four models: Altima, Frontier, TITAN, and TITAN XD. With this announcement, Nissan now has invested $4 billion in the facility.
Kevin Clemens is a Senior Editor with Battery Technology.