Britishvolt partners with Sunbelt Rentals to lower carbon footprint

Britishvolt partners with Sunbelt Rentals to lower carbon footprint of gigaplant and develop heavy equipment battery solutions.

Britishvolt has entered a strategic partnership with Sunbelt Rentals to support the development of the company’s first full-scale 38GWh battery Gigaplant in Cambois, Northumberland, and create ‘economies of carbon’.

In addition, as part of Sunbelt Rentals’ ongoing ESG strategy, this long-term strategic partnership will also see the companies work closely to support the development of heavy plant and equipment battery solutions to help de-carbonise the construction and equipment rental sectors.

Tom Cowling, Chief Governance Officer, Britishvolt, said: “Britishvolt’s cutting edge battery cell technology developments, tailor-made approach to customer requirements and ability to deliver battery solutions at volume, is the differentiator that sparked the initial interest from Sunbelt resulting in this exciting partnership.

“The fact that Britishvolt and Sunbelt will jointly operate an “onsite rental facility” is a huge boost to our ESG strategy and brings with it “economies of carbon” as it will dramatically reduce the construction supply chain carbon footprint.”

Andy Wright, CEO of Sunbelt Rentals, said: “There is an increasing market demand for alternative powered equipment to support our varied customer base across multiple sectors. This latest partnership is going to enable us to service that demand in the future.”

The race to carbon zero is critical for today’s society, and batteries are an important component in achieving a successful energy transition. Britishvolt’s ambition is to create some of the planet’s most responsibly manufactured, sustainable, battery cells, primarily to power electric vehicles.

This links closely with Sunbelt Rentals’ ‘Our Planet’ ESG strategy, which is the businesses’ action plan for positive change, implementing a blueprint for a greener future.

Britishvolt and Sunbelt Rentals have a shared vision of accelerating the transition to electrification through collaboration.

The deal underscores that tailoring of cells isn’t only for performance vehicles and will see Britishvolt deliver batteries optimized for the construction industry and help Sunbelt Rentals deliver on its own decarbonistion road map.

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