The new vehicles are part of Nissan Ambition 2030, calling for 23 electrified models for the Nissan and INFINITI brands by 2030. - Photo: Nissan

The new vehicles are part of Nissan Ambition 2030, calling for 23 electrified models for the Nissan and INFINITI brands by 2030.

Photo: Nissan

Nissan announced the details on how its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant will become a center for U.S. EV production.

The company is transforming Nissan Canton with the latest in EV manufacturing technology to support production of two all-new, all-electric vehicles.

The investment for EV production will total $500 million, preserving and upskilling nearly 2,000 jobs, with production expected to begin in 2025.

“Today’s announcement is the first of several new investments that will drive the EV revolution in the United States,” said Ashwani Gupta, COO, Nissan Motor Corporation, Ltd. “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.”

Nissan’s investment is supported by partnerships with state, county and local governments.

“For nearly two decades, Mississippians have kept our state at the forefront of the world’s automotive industry,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “The announcement that Nissan Canton is shifting some production to EVs further positions Mississippi as a leader in this crucial economic sector. We are a top state for automotive leaders, and this significant investment by Nissan in the Canton facility lets the world know that we are open for business and our workforce is ready to take on these in-demand jobs of the future.”

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. The company has invested more than $13 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations collectively.

Originally posted on Fleet Forward

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