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Tata to build battery plant in UK's Somerset

02/29/2024 - 04:06

The British county of Somerset will host the Indian corporation Tata Group's 4-billion-pound ($5.06 billion) plant that will make batteries for electric vehicles. The project will be built close to the town of Bridgewater.

Ivan Radic
Ivan Radic
Although the location of the plant has been revealed just recently, the UK factory's development was disclosed as early as last summer, according to the BBC. The plant will be situated approximately 25 kilometers from the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project on the site where artillery shell manufacture formerly took place.

The British government forecasts that up to 4,000 new jobs will be created in the nation as a result of the plant's construction.

The new plant is anticipated to begin producing batteries for electric vehicles in 2026. It will have an annual capacity of roughly 40 GWh, which is sufficient to power roughly 500,000 electric vehicles' batteries.

Tata Motors, a division of the Tata Group own the British automaker Jaguar Land Rover. The production of the batteries will meet needs of the company itself and those of other clients in the UK and EU.


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