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Musk primed to hand UK huge Brexit boost with new Tesla gigafactory: ‘Open for business!’

At a shareholder conference last week, Mr Musk announced that Tesla is looking to build an additional 10-12 large-scale electric vehicle manufacturing facilities, known as gigafactories. The world’s richest man noted that each of these gigaplants would aim for an output of between one and a half to two million units per factory.  He also […]

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Musk primed to snub EU ‘bureaucracy’ and build new Tesla gigafactory in the UK

At a shareholder conference last week, the Tesla CEO unveils plans to build an additional 10-12 large-scale electric vehicle manufacturing facilities, known as gigafactories. Mr Musk noted that these new plants will “really be Gigafactories,” and would aim for output of between one and a half to two million units per factory. He also noted […]

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UK’s first gigafactory gets HUGE £100m boost in major step forward for Britain’s EV market

Britishvolt, the battery technology pioneer, confirmed it will receive the £100million funding through the Government’s Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) previously promised by Westminster. The confirmation comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson first made the commitment back in January. The ATF is a funding programme worth up to £1billion created to support large-scale industrialisation and for […]

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UK plans $95 million hydrogen gigafactory to produce components for vehicles

A sign for a hydrogen fuel pump at a train refueling station in Germany. Hydrogen has a diverse range of applications and can be used in a number of industries. Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg | Getty Images A U.K.-headquartered firm said Monday it was building an £80 million ($95.9 million) “gigafactory” specializing in the manufacture […]

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Boris ‘jeopardising’ UK’s first gigafactory as ‘not a single penny’ of £100m fund received

Early this year, the Government had vowed to invest £100million in Britishvolt, a company that is currently building the UK’s first gigafactory in Northumberland. Through this project, the firm is set to create 3,000 jobs at the electric battery factory and over 5,000 in the associated supply chains. Despite construction work for the massive factory […]

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‘Flying the British flag high’ UK to be EV ‘leader’ as SECOND gigafactory plans unveiled

The UK-based company is currently building a major electric battery manufacturing plant, also known as a “gigafactory”, in Northumberland. As carmakers around the world gradually phase out petrol and diesel cars, Britishvolt believes that their gigaplant could turn the UK into a major force in electric vehicle manufacturing. However, according to a new report by the […]

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FREYR Battery expands gigafactory plan amid pledge of support from Norway’s government

FREYR is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Image: NYSE. FREYR Battery is set to go ahead with construction of its first battery gigafactory in Norway, having received assurances of financial and strategic support from the country’s government. The Norway-headquartered battery cell manufacturing startup said it has sanctioned the construction of Giga Arctic and […]

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Confirms Investment of USD 1.7 Billion in Battery Gigafactory in Northern Norway

Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre (Labor Party) presented the government’s new battery strategy on Wednesday. The goal is for Norway to be an attractive host country for sustainable and profitable activity throughout the battery value chain, as well as attracting the large giga factories. During the press conference Vestre held at the […]

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UK’s first gigafactory to ‘ramp up production’ as it strikes deal for critical EV supplies

The UK-based start up, which is currently building a 38GWh battery gigaplant in Northumberland, has struck a deal to secure a supply of cathode and anode, which are critical active battery materials. Britishvolt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] with Posco Chemical Co. Ltd., which is a major supplier of battery materials, to secure […]

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Confirms Investment of NOK 17 Billion in Battery Gigafactory in Northern Norway

Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre (Labor Party) presented the government’s new battery strategy on Wednesday. The goal is for Norway to be an attractive host country for sustainable and profitable activity throughout the battery value chain, as well as attracting the large giga factories. During the press conference Vestre held at the […]