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Nissan to create thousands of jobs

Nissan is to announce a major expansion of battery production in Sunderland creating thousands of new jobs both directly and in the supply chain.
The firm, which already makes the Leaf electric car in Sunderland, may also announce the launch of a brand new electric model.
The government is contributing to the overall cost of the project, which is expected to cost hundreds of millions.
The size of the government contribution has not been disclosed.
As a person familiar with the deal put it, the government announced a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, so it was prepared to support the transition.
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