OTHER POSSIBLE UK GIGAFACTORIES
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.