Tata Sons, a subsidiary of the sprawling Tata Group, plans to invest over £4 billion to build a 40 GW battery cell gigafactory in the UK. The facility will produce cells for EVs and stationary storage solutions for the UK and European markets. Production is to start in 2026, and JLR and Tata Motors will be anchor customers.
Tata intends to maximize the renewable energy mix at its new gigafactory, and has announced its “ambition” to use 100% clean power. “The plant will employ innovative technologies and resource-efficient processes like battery recycling to recover and reuse all the original raw materials to deliver a truly circular economy ecosystem.”
N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, said: “The Tata group is deeply committed to a sustainable future across all of our business. Today, I am delighted to announce the Tata group will be setting up one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing facilities in the UK. Our multi-billion-pound investment will bring state-of-the-art technology to the country, helping to power the automotive sector’s transition to electric mobility, anchored by our own business, Jaguar Land Rover.”
Source: Battery Tech News