Batteries: Factories

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered am ar 2 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Llafur, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what steps her Department has taken to find an alternative producer of batteries for electric vehicles for the vacant Cambois site since the collapse of Britishvolt and Recharge Industries.

Photo of Alan Mak Alan Mak Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade) (jointly with the Cabinet Office)

The administration is a matter solely for the administrators. The Government has no formal role in the process.

There are a number of factors that investors take into account when deciding on the location of a gigafactory, but ultimately this remains a commercial matter.

We continue to work with industry via the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) to support the creation of an internationally competitive zero emission vehicle supply chain in the UK, including gigafactories.

As part of the Advanced Manufacturing Plan, we have announced over £2bn of capital and R&D funding over five years to 2030 in zero emission vehicles, batteries and the wider supply chain, boosting the UK’s competitiveness and unlocking strategic investments in our automotive industry.

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