Firm behind UK’s first gigafactory boosts partnership with University of Warwick in multi-million-pound deal
Coventry Live reported that the company behind the UK’s first gigafactory to build batteries for electric cars has strengthened its partnership with the University of Warwick with a new multi-million-pound deal. Britishvolt, which is building the facility in the North East, has extended its contract with WMG at the University of Warwick.
The company has announced the extension of an existing contract which will see the university develop battery cell technologies in moves to accelerate their route to market. The deal follows a successful initial 12-month project between the two organisations, triggering the new two-year programme of work.
Britishvolt is currently onsite at the former coalyards of the old Blyth Power Station in Northumberland as part of a £3.8bn electric vehicles battery plant project. The factory will eventually lead to 3,000 jobs, as well as thousands more through its supply chain.