The West Midlands is the beating heart of the UK automotive sector and Coventry & Warwickshire has emerged as a Centre of Excellence in battery technology.
The time is right to work with the Government to put together a winning Gigafactory pitch. If the UK is to lead the world in green technology, whilst protecting and creating automotive jobs, we must secure investment in a Gigafactory and Coventry and Warwickshire is the obvious location.
The West Midlands is already the home of the UK automotive sector, with a powerful automotive cluster. Within the region, Coventry & Warwickshire has emerged as a centre of excellence for battery technology, home to the UK battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC).
If the UK is to secure a Gigafactory for battery production, Coventry & Warwickshire is the obvious location as part of the mature West Midlands automotive ecosystem. Every corner of the West Midlands will benefit, and beyond. We have the ecosystem in place, we have the commercial understanding, we have the land, and we have the experience