Government funding given to support Scottish battery manufacturing alongside a host of other battery projects. The government today announced £49 million for low carbon transport projects, with part of the £10 million Automotive Transformation Fund pot to go towards upscaling a battery cell production facility in Scotland. It is hoped that this will help to “pave the way” for a UK Gigafactory. A UK Gigafactory is currently in the works, with Britishvolt helming the project. It is set to be located in Wales and be powered by a 200MW solar farm. The Scottish battery factory is one of 31 projects to receive part of the £10 million government fund, with other projects looking at development of high-performing electric vehicle (EV) batteries and state-of-the-art motors.
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