EV battery Gigafactory planned for Coventry
Coventry City Council has put forward plans to turn a Coventry City Airport runway into a giant electric car battery factory.
The council estimates the factory could attract up to £2bn of investment to the city as the automotive industry continues to shift away from fossil fuels towards electric vehicles.
Construction Enquirer reports that the council has teamed up with Regional City Airports with the aim of submitting planning permission by the end of 2021, while holding discussions with battery suppliers and automotive manufacturers to secure investment.
The factory could be complete by 2025.
“Coventry has emerged as a world leader in battery technology,” said leader of Coventry City Council George Duggins. “The city is home to the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, world-leading research institutions, and the UK’s largest car maker Jaguar Land Rover and it’s clear to me that Coventry is the right location.”