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Nissan plant will build new electric vehicles in Mississippi

The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan announced last month it will spend half a billion dollars to upgrade its facility and workforce at its Canton plant, with the goal of building two new all-electric models by 2025.

“For nearly two decades, Mississippians have kept our state at the forefront of the world’s automotive industry,” Gov. Tate Reeves said. “The announcement that Nissan Canton is shifting some production to EVs (electric vehicles) further positions Mississippi as a leader in this crucial economic sector.”

But it’s less likely Mississippians will be driving those cars compared to drivers in the rest of the country. Mississippi has, per capita, the lowest number of electric cars registered of any state, according to U.S. Census and Department of Energy data.

Policymakers and businesses around the U.S. are trying to jolt the electric car industry, with the hopes of emitting less carbon into an already warming atmosphere.

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(MULN) – Mullen Automotive Partners with Leading Mechanical, Plant Engineering Firm

Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ: MULN), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, is partnering with Dürr, one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firms. Durr brings extensive expertise in automation and digitalization to the partnership, which is designed to focus on MULN’s EV manufacturing footprint.

According to the agreement, Dürr, which has extensive expertise in automation and digitalization, will support Mullen’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center (“AMEC”) with full integration for vehicle assembly and complete paint shop technologies; the engineering center is located in Tunica, Mississippi.

“Dürr is a leading international manufacturing systems and technology provider for the automotive industry,” said Mullen Automotive CEO and chair David Michery in the press release. “Our Tunica facility will be a leading example of manufacturing automation. Our goal is to have the best and most efficient manufacturing footprint in the U.S., and Dürr is a key partner in achieving this effort.”

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Man charged with murder in 2 killings outside Indiana plant

Factory Shooting Indiana (Clinton County Sheriffâs Office)

Factory Shooting Indiana (Clinton County Sheriffâs Office)

A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and her granddaughter outside a central Indiana automotive seating plant where all three worked was formally charged with murder Friday, and prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if he’s convicted.

Gary C. Ferrell II, 26, faces two counts of murder and one count each of criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement and carrying a handgun without a license.

The Frankfort man was arrested Wednesday following a high-speed car chase after the fatal shootings outside NHK Seating of America where police said he had worked a day shift.

Ferrell is accused of killing co-workers Promise Mays, 21, and her grandmother, Pamela Sled, 62, both of nearby Rossville, in the plant’s parking lot as they arrived late Wednesday afternoon for their evening shifts.

Ferrell, who remains incarcerated at the Clinton County Jail without

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Nissan invests $1.4B in the UK with battery plant and new EV

Japanese car giant Nissan has invested $1.4 billion in an EV hub in the UK, to supercharge its European electric future and give a massive boost to the British automotive industry.

The company announced today its plan to build a huge battery plant in Sunderland that is said to produce 10,000 vehicles per year, including a new-generation electric crossover.

Who and how

Nissan has partnered up with the Chinese battery tech company Envision AESC and Sunderland City Council on the project.

The plant itself will be built by Envision, which will invest $621 million to manufacture what will be the UK’s first gigafactory. Strategically placed next to Nissan’s plant in the same area, it will support the automaker’s battery supply. 

The new gigafactory will have an initial capacity of 9GWh, but could reach up to 25GWh by 2030 with a potential future $2.5 million investment by Envision.

Nissan itself will

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