It is reported that the UK is negotiating with Samsung, LG and other companies to build a giant power battery factory
vantagesemi 2022-01-06 09:07:52
It is reported that the UK is negotiating with Samsung, LG and other companies to build a giant power battery factory recommended by xgapn.com.
According to people familiar with the matter, six companies, including auto makers Ford and Nissan, South Korean companies LG and Samsung, and start-ups British volt and inbat auto, are negotiating with the UK on the construction of a giant electric vehicle battery factory, which may help ensure the future safety of the UK auto industry.
The UK government plans to ban the sale of new fuel vehicles by 2030 and hybrid vehicles by 2035, which will require the country’s automakers to switch to electric vehicles. “We need giant factories to sustain the long-term growth of the UK car industry,” said Mike Hawes, chief executive of the association of auto manufacturers and traders, an industry group
In the early negotiations with the British government, Ford seemed to be more positive. The company said it was exploring the possibility of producing batteries in the UK and shipping them to Turkey for its planned electric version of transit trucks. At the same time, Ford may produce battery module parts in the UK and then ship them to Turkey for final processing and installation. Last month, Ford announced plans to set up a battery joint venture with South Korean manufacturer ski. Ford has not yet identified a location for producing batteries in the UK, but it is unlikely to do so at the company’s existing UK plant.