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Tata Sons to build battery cell gigafactory in the UK

Tata Sons to build battery cell gigafactory in the UK
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Indian conglomerate Tata Sons will build a 40 gigawatt (GW) battery cell gigafactory in the United Kingdom. The investment, of more than GBP4 billion (USD5.1 billion), will deliver electric mobility and renewable energy storage solutions for customers in the UK and Europe. 

The investment is an integral part of the Tata group’s commitment to electric mobility and renewable energy storage solutions and establishes a competitive green tech ecosystem in the UK at scale.

Jaguar Land Rover, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Limited, which is part of Tata Sons, as well as Tata Motors, will be anchor customers, with supplies commencing from 2026. 

“The Tata group is deeply committed to a sustainable future across all of our business. Today, I am delighted to announce the Tata group will be setting up one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing facilities in the UK. Our multi-billion pound investment will bring state-of-the-art technology to the country, helping to power the automotive sector’s transition to electric mobility, anchored by our own business, Jaguar Land Rover. With this strategic investment, the Tata group further strengthens its commitment to the UK, alongside our many companies operating here across technology, consumer, hospitality, steel, chemicals, and automotive,” said N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons.

The battery gigafactory will produce high-quality, high-performance, sustainable battery cells and packs for a variety of applications within the mobility and energy sectors. The company’s strategic growth plans for its flexible manufacturing capacity will begin with a rapid ramp-up phase and the start of production in 2026.The gigafactory intends to maximise its renewable energy mix, with an ambition for 100% clean power. The plant will employ innovative technologies and resource efficient processes like battery recycling to recover and reuse all the original raw materials to deliver a truly circular economy ecosystem.