Great Britain inaugurates a center of excellence for EV batteries
Great Britain has unveiled a National Centre of Excellence in the Midlands city of Coventry to develop electric car battery technology.
The GBP 28m (US $ 36m) investment in the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre is a further step for the UK's ambition to build a Gigafactory large-scale battery facility for electric vehicles and comes on top of an GBP 80m initial investment in the centre.
The centre will provide testing facilities for new battery technologies and will also provide practical training to up-skill people in battery manufacturing.
«Putting the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles is at the heart of our plans; creating jobs, growth and opportunity across the country» said UK Business Minister, Andrew Stephenson.