Electric car to save Nissan jobs 电力汽车将为尼桑提供更多就
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Nissan is expected to announce a major investment in its car-making plant in Sunderland later, which could secure the future of at least 4,000 jobs.


The Sunderland Nissan plant opened in 1986
The Sunderland Nissan plant opened in 1986

The Wearside facility has beaten off competition from other Nissan factories in Europe to build a brand new generation of electric cars.

The £380m project will be supported by the European Investment Bank and aided in part by government grants.

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson plans a "green revolution" in the north east.

He will visit the Sunderland plant and address some of the company's 4,000 workers about plans to create a "low-carbon economic area" in the region, including a research and development centre and technology park.

Rival decision

Earlier this year, the government set aside £2.3bn to support Britain's ailing1(生病的) car industry - but not a penny has been paid out.

However, Japanese car giant Nissan could be one of the first beneficiaries(受惠者,受益人) as it announces the new type of electric car is to be made at its existing Sunderland premises2(前提), which opened in 1986.

The plant saw off competition from a rival Nissan factory in Barcelona to build a car based on a prototype(原型) called Nuvu.

The expected announcement from Nissan will come only days after its Japanese rival Toyota said it would be manufacturing the new Auris hybrid3(混合的,杂种的) petrol-electric vehicle at its plant in in Burnaston, Derbyshire.


1 ailing XzzzbA     
  • They discussed the problems ailing the steel industry. 他们讨论了困扰钢铁工业的问题。
  • She looked after her ailing father. 她照顾有病的父亲。
2 premises 6l1zWN     
  • According to the rules,no alcohol can be consumed on the premises.按照规定,场内不准饮酒。
  • All repairs are done on the premises and not put out.全部修缮都在家里进行,不用送到外面去做。
3 hybrid pcBzu     
  • That is a hybrid perpetual rose.那是一株杂交的四季开花的蔷薇。
  • The hybrid was tall,handsome,and intelligent.那混血儿高大、英俊、又聪明。
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