West Midlands wins £80m race for national battery centre
An £80m national battery facility will be built in the West Midlands after a joint bid by Coventry, Warwickshire and the University of Warwick was chosen by the Government.
In July Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark launched the Faraday Challenge to fund battery technology projects. The centrepiece of the Challenge was investment for a national battery manufacturing development facility.
Clark has this afternoon revealed it will be established in the Coventry and Warwickshire area and be supported by £80m funding.
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