Automotive News – Late November 2023

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A West Yorkshire company which manufactures minibuses has applied to appoint administrators.  Treka Bus, based in Brighouse, is a trading division of Bolton-based vehicle technology business WNV Tech.

In its annual report for the year ended 31 December 2022, Treka Bus reported a turnover of £11.7m (2021: £23.8m) and pre-tax profits of £717,722 (2021: £2.2m). During 2022 the firm employed an average of 69 staff.

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Nissan is charging ahead with its vision for a zero emissions future, with confirmation that all three models made at its UK plant will go 100% electric.

Today’s announcement means the EV36Zero hub in Sunderland, Nissan’s blueprint for future manufacturing, will consist of three electric vehicles (EVs), three gigafactories and up to £3bn investment – great news for Nissan’s 7,000 UK employees and the 30,000 jobs supported in the UK supply chain.

Not only does the transformational project include future all-electric versions of Nissan’s flagship Qashqai and JUKE crossovers, but Nissan is also confirming today that the third vehicle planned for UK production will be next-generation Nissan LEAF, the car that dared to spark the electrification of the automotive industry.

Both vehicle and battery manufacturing will be powered by the EV36Zero Microgrid, which will incorporate the wind and solar farms at Nissan and will have the capability to deliver 100% renewable electricity to Nissan and its neighbouring suppliers.

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