Nissan says its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi will become a center for US EV production. The company is updating the plant with EV manufacturing technology to support production of two all-new EVs.
Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant, which opened in 2003, currently builds the Nissan Altima, Frontier and Titan. Nissan plans to invest $500 million to adapt the plant for EV production, and expects EV production to begin there in 2025.
Nissan’s Ambition 2030 program calls for it to launch 23 electrified models across the Nissan and Infiniti brands, including 15 pure EVs, by 2030. The company hopes to make 40 percent of its US vehicle sales fully electric by 2030.
“Today’s announcement is the first of several new investments that will drive the EV revolution in the US,” said Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta. “Nissan is making a strong investment in Canton’s future, bringing the latest technology, training and process to create a truly best-in-class EV manufacturing team.”