Envision AESC (previously AESC – Nissan and NEC’s JV – acquired by the Envision Group in 2019), is weighing its growth choices.

We already heard rumors concerning the possible investment in France and most not too long ago, British media reported that the corporate is conducting a feasibility examine (with authorities funding) on b attery gigafactory “gigaplant” at its current web site in Sunderland, UK.

Envision AESC has three crops with a complete output of 7.5 GWh yearly:

  • Kanagawa, Japan – 2.6 GWh
  • Smyrna, Tennessee, U.S. – 3.0 GWh
  • Sunderland, UK – 1.9 GWh

The fourth one – with 20 GWh capability – will be built in the Wuxi Plant in China.

Envision AESC is definitely in a tough place as a result of its main buyer Nissan famous a big decline in gross sales, together with EVs. It already brought about a necessity to chop 130 jobs (a 3rd) on the web site in Sunderland. Moreover, the European plant is within the UK, which is outdoors of the European Union.

If the corporate desires to remain within the battery enterprise to produce the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, it has to determine the place to put its huge gigafactory in Europe.