Nissan has been announced as the winner of the Sustainability Initiative Award at the sixth-annual Auto Trader New Car Awards, in recognition of its plan to create a sustainable EV manufacturing hub in the UK.
Centred around its record-breaking plant in Sunderland, Nissan EV36Zero will supercharge the company’s drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring.
Collecting the award, Andrew Humberstone, Nissan GB’s managing director said: “We are delighted to receive this award, which recognises Nissan’s progress towards its carbon neutrality goals and its ongoing commitment to zero emission motoring for all.
“Nissan is creating a future-proof and sustainable EV manufacturing hub right here in the UK, and we will see the first tangible results later this year with the formal opening of the newly expanded solar farm.”
Comprised of three interconnected initiatives, Nissan EV36Zero brings together electric vehicles, renewable energy and battery production, setting a blueprint for the future of the automotive industry.
With a growing focus on environmentally-friendly practices across the industry, Auto Trader has created a new award category for 2022, the Sustainability Initiative Award. This award is designed to recognise those manufacturers who have launched a sustainability initiative in the last year, whether it’s an employee scheme, product feature, new app, engineering advancement or industry-wide initiative.
Entries were judged by experts from the Carbon Literacy Project, an organisation that involves people and organisations from all sectors and walks of life working together to advance understanding and action on climate change.
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