The largest battery factory in the UK expects production of 600,000 per year

The epicenter of the UK car industry, the site where Daimler made the first cars in Britain more than 120 years ago, will soon benefit from the largest Gigafactory of batteries in the country.

The recent fuel crisis in the UK was just one of many signs that electricity is the path that more and more consumers are switching from cars to internal combustion engines to EVs (electric vehicles). And the British are working diligently to prepare to stop producing petrol and diesel engines from 2030, and the Gigafabrika West Midlands is revealing its plans to develop the largest Gigafabrika battery in the UK.

It will be located in Coventry, a British car city and the historic home of many famous brands such as Rover, Jaguar or Triumph.

The West Midlands Gigafactory is a joint venture between Coventry City Council and Coventry Airport. The factory will be the largest new industrial facility of any kind in the UK, covering an area equal to 74 full-size football fields.

It will be a project that will require an investment of 3 billion euros and will be powered by 100% sustainable energy, using a combination of solar energy and renewable energy sources from the grid. The Gigafactor, located near Coventry Airport, will directly create up to 6,000 jobs. According to Mike Murray, director of the West Midlands project, the airport is the perfect location for the factory, because it is ideally positioned to supply British car manufacturers who need access to world-class batteries on their doors.

Gigafabrika West Midlands will produce new lithium-ion batteries as well as recycle used batteries. It will be able to deliver up to 60 GWh per year when operating at full capacity, which is enough to power 600,000 electric vehicles per year. Production is expected to start in 2025.

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