Tata Group, India’s largest conglomerate announced it’s plans to establish a battery cell gigafactory in the UK with a capacity to produce 40GW of cells annually on Wednesday.
They plan on investing over £4 billion as part of their commitment to electric mobility and renewable energy storage solutions and intend to establish a competitive green tech ecosystem in the UK.
The battery gigafactory will produce high quality, sustainable battery cells and packs for a variety of applications within the mobility and energy sectors. Production at the gigafactory is due to start in 2026.
It intends at maximising its renewable energy mix, aiming at 100% clean power. The plant will make use of innovative technologies and resource efficient processes like battery recycling to recover and reuse all the original raw materials to deliver efficient batteries.
The Tata group is deeply committed to a sustainable future across all their businesses. They will be setting up one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing facilities in the UK. Their investment will bring state-of-the-art technology to the country, helping to power the automotive sector’s transition to electric mobility. With this strategic investment, the Tata Group further aims to strengthen its commitment in the UK.
Tata Motors owns UK-based luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which will be the main customer at the new gigafactory.
This is Tata’s first gigafactory outside India. It will be a huge boost to the automobile industry which is in need of domestic battery production and will help in the long run.
The new gigafactory will be offering almost half of the battery production required by 2030, which will be “turbocharging UK’s switch to zero emissions vehicles” and is one the largest ever investments made in the UK automotive industry.
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