Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments
 
Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?
Tesla’s original Nevada, USA “Gigafactory” is currently the largest manufacturing structure in the world. However, it this record will soon be overtaken by other gigafactories as well as by those of Tesla’s competitors

While the UK new car manufacturing business has taken something of a battering in recent months, The Sunday Times reports that government ministers are considering offering state support for a huge shared electric vehicle battery “giga factory” modelled on Tesla’s enormous US battery manufacturing plant in the Nevada desert. That plant, which is known as Gigafactory 1, is set to have the biggest factory footprint in the world and already employees 3000 people. The UK project has so far been valued at around £1.7 billion.

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