Britain’s hopes of securing a place at the forefront of the electric car revolution have been boosted after a battery research centre was given the go-ahead to be built in the Midlands.
Planning permission has been granted for the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in Coventry, which will spearhead cutting-edge research into battery manufacturing technology.
Last year, Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, announced a £80m government grant to support the facility, which is located in Britain’s carmaking heartland.
The centre will bring together industry and academia to develop manufacturing techniques ranging from battery chemistry and single components right through to construction of…
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