Brexit has given competitive edge on car battery tariffs, says Nissan chief

Owner of UK’s largest car factory to push ahead with new Qashqai and says UK leaving the EU has been positive for the company

Nissan has said Brexit has given the company an edge, as the Japanese carmaker said it will buy more batteries from within the UK to avoid tariffs.

The owner of the UK’s largest car factory, in Sunderland, also said it would push ahead with the production of a new version of its Qashqai SUV this year, after it delayed the new model as the coronavirus pandemic wrought havoc on car sales and production.

For a global manufacturer running 150 markets and 14 plants around the world, to fill in a form at the border is nothing

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