Auto Shows batteries are crunching point for plans for electric cars in the UK

14:05  20 july  2021
14:05  20 july  2021 Source:   de.reuters.com

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London (Reuters) - United Kingdom prohibits even faster than the EU new cars with internal combustion engines, but has great catch-up in the construction of battery production for electric cars.

ARCHIV: Blick auf ein Logo auf einem Elektrofahrzeug, Leyland, Großbritannien, 18. November 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington © Reuters Archive: View of a logo on an electric vehicle, Leyland, United Kingdom, November 18, 2020. Reuters / Molly Darlington

already 2030 and thus five years earlier than in the EU planned, no new gasoline or diesel cars should be approved become. From 2035 no plug-in hybrid cars may come to the market. After a forecast of benchmark Mineral intelligence, 175 gigawatt hours (GWH) are used on battery cell capacity by 2035 on-site for three million new E cars. In the pipeline only just under 57 GWh.

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In order to avoid duties on exports from new cars to the EU, up to 70 percent of the Battery from the United Kingdom or from the EU must come. Experts urge the hurry. "The British government must wake up and invest in the supply chain," said Matt Windle, Manager of the British sports car producer Lotus. "We have the knowledge we have the people, we only miss the supply chain." The United Kingdom needs a "battery zar" that drives such projects, as well as EU Vice Commission Chief Maros Sefcovic in the community since 2017, Guy Winter advised Funken. Otherwise, China is the dominant cell producer. The time becomes scarce, he warned.

With a billion pound, the government in London wants to promote the construction of the supply chain for batteries. About half of the funds were assigned projects. There is an interest of more than 120 other project groups, explained the Advanced Propulson Center (APC), a promotion for research and development. The rest of half a billion richs at best for some of the initiatives, explained APC boss Ian Constance. Battery factories Cost industry experts according to two to four billion pounds. In the worldwide average, states give 750 million pounds of subsidies from per factory.

England: a giga-electric battery factory for 2025? .
© Xpacifica / Getty Images England: A Giga-Electric Batteries Factory For 2025? The West Midlands Region (center of England) announced this Thursday, July 15 have received plans for the implementation in Coventry with a "Giga-factory" responsible for making batteries for electric cars, which should create until 'at 6,000 jobs.

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