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OTHER POSSIBLE UK GIGAFACTOR­IES

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Coventry Coventry City Council and Coventry airport are aiming to secure the government’s £500 million ring-fenced gigafactor­y fund, for a planned 4.5 million square foot site – based at the airport – that could create 4000-plus new jobs and be in operation by 2025.

Nissan Recent reports suggest Nissan will build a battery production plant at its Sunderland factory with an eventual output of 20GWH. Run by engineerin­g partner Envision, the site is tipped to open in 2024 and to have a capacity of 200,000 units annually.

Tesla A recent UK visit by Elon Musk reignited speculatio­n that his EV firm could choose the UK as the location of its next gigafactor­y. Somerset was originally among the rumoured sites, but delays at the firm’s crucial Berlin facility mean it is unlikely to be a priority.

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