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West Midlands Gigafactory moves step closer with launch of public consultation

Proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport have accelerated today following the launch of a public consultation. The consultation seeks to understand the views of residents and the local community before a planning application is submitted in the coming months. In February, Coventry Airport was announced as the preferred site for a West Midlands Gigafactory …

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Business Secretary says Coventry Airport makes ‘compelling case’ for Gigafactory

Kwasi Kwarteng, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, visited Coventry Airport to understand the case for a Gigafactory on the site. Accompanied by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, the Secretary of State, said that Coventry Airport ‘makes a huge amount of sense’ as the location for a Gigafactory in …

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£30m Government investment to boost battery research

New research into battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles has been backed with over £30m of Government funding. The funding is designed to support the Government’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, particularly the phasing out of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. Announced by the Department for Business, …

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Labour Party backs West Midlands Gigafactory

The Labour Party has backed the West Midlands as a preferred location for one of three Gigafactories to be operational by 2025. The Shadow Minister for Business, Ed Miliband, has announced a range of interventions to support the transition to electric vehicles. Miliband has said that a Labour Government would: Part-finance three more Gigafactories by …

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Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in the West Midlands

Coventry City Council will enter a Joint Venture partnership with Coventry Airport Ltd to develop proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport. The public-private partnership represents a game-changing initiative in the UK’s pursuit of a Gigafactory, and further strengthens the West Midlands’ attraction for battery suppliers. The Joint Venture partners will develop proposals and submit …

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