Recent efforts by the government to improve the UK’s eco-friendliness has seen a commitment to net zero emissions by 2050, in turn meaning electrification within manufacturing is on the rise.

Aside from the cost effectiveness of renewability creating a higher demand for electric vehicles, the lack of gases they emit that are associated with global warming mean the manufacturing industry are keen to produce them on a larger scale. This is also led by the governments mission to ban the production and sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030.

Recognising the reduction this means for our carbon footprint, Nissan Sunderland revealed their plans for their EV36Zero project, which aims to establish a solution for zero-emission motoring. This project brings together electric vehicles, renewable energy and battery production to look toward a greener, more prosperous future for the UK.

Working by the same initiative, our learners took on the challenge of converting a classic Nissan Datsun into a fully electric vehicle earlier this year, undertaking the maintenance, wiring and engine replacement required for the transformation. This couples with our Electrification course launching later this year to illustrate how we’re equipping learners with the skills needed by the manufacturing sector of tomorrow.

We’re proud to be working in line with the future needs of employers to lower unemployment rates in the North East community whilst encouraging contribution to a more sustainable future powered by the manufacturing sector.