Learning from experience: collaboration is critical for net zero success

EXCLUSIVE: Following on from the demise of UK battery hopeful Britishvolt, former Director of Communications and PR, Ben Kilbey, reflects on some of his learnings over the past two years. He looks to what the future may herald for the site in Northumberland and explains the necessity for correct policy to bolster the UK battery and electric vehicle industry.

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£10.8bn has been dedicated to EV production and gigafactories since 2011

The automotive industry has called for all stakeholders to match its commitment to deliver zero emission mobility, as new analysis by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals some £10.8 billion has been dedicated to UK electric vehicle production and gigafactories since 2011, with billions more invested globally to bring new technology to market.

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Eurocell set to build Gigafactory which will supply ‘production ready’ batteries in just 12 months

Eurocell has announced that it will build its first European Gigafactory in either the UK, the Netherlands or Spain – with the site expected to deliver production ready batteries for energy storage, automotive, and e-mobility applications, in just 12 months.

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REA welcomes Government backing for gigafactory

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has welcomed the Government’s in principle offer of funding for Britishvolt’s gigafactory in Blyth, Northumberland – and has called for others to receive backing.

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Britishvolt’s Gigaplant receives Government backing

Battery cell technology and R&D company Britishvolt has received Government backing to power ahead with plans for a full-scale electric-vehicle (EV) Gigaplant in Northumberland with support coming through its Automotive Transformation Fund, delivered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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Green light for West Midlands Gigafactory

Production of electric vehicle (EV) batteries at the West Midlands Gigafactory has moved one step closer with planning committees supporting the outline planning application for its site in Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Turner & Townsend to project manage £450m gigafactory

Turner & Townsend have been appointed by Envision AESC as project and cost manager on the build of its advanced car battery gigafactory at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), which spans 50 hectares of land in South Tyneside and Sunderland.

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