Nissan to build electric car in Britain  

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The Daily mirror reports that Nissan plans to manufacture electric cars in Britain (something Australia needs to do too) - Delight at Nissan jobs boost as firm plans to build electric car in Britain.

Nissan yesterday saved thousands of jobs by announcing plans to make its new electric car in Britain. The Japanese giant will pump £420million into its Sunderland plant for production of ultra-green motor the Leaf.

The news was greeted with joy on Wearside where just two months ago 1,200 jobs were under threat as the firm struggled to cope with a slump in sales due to recession. Nissan's contractual manager Denise Slater said: "I have been very busy recruiting a lot of people. This is great news." Programme trainer at the plant Eric Du Bois, 27, added: "It's a super thing for the area. And for the UK too.

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