Tata Group to Set up 40GW Battery Cell Gigafactory In UK

Tata Group, India’s largest conglomerate announced its 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.

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 its businesses. They will be setting up one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing facilities in the UK.

Tata Motors owns UK-based luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which will be the main customer at the new gigafactory.

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.