Nissan - HEDB

Core Competitions

Powering UK battery production

Project Highlights

  • Established a pilot line at Hyperdrive’s facility to prove the development process of future electric vehicle batteries
  • Learning’s from pilot line used to develop fully functioning production line
  • Facility manufactures 48 kWh battery pack used in 2018 Nissan LEAF
  • Established local battery supply chain base in the UK
  • Enabled Nissan to upskill its UK workforce, safeguarding the future of its Sunderland Plant
  • £19 million total project value, receiving £9.5 million funding through the APC

Project Consortium 

  • Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd (lead partner)
  • Zero Carbon Futures Ltd
  • Hyperdrive Innovation Ltd
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Warwick

From Tynemouth to Taipei

Through its APC project with Nissan, UK SME, Hyperdrive has become the first company to get access to Nissan’s high-energy density EV battery cells. This has opened up markets in electric vehicle and static energy storage battery packs. The project has supported Hyperdrive's growth from 12 to 42 people over a two-year period and supported a £40m deal with Foxlink to manufacture cells in Taiwan, bringing profit and continued investment to the UK.
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