UK Electric Vehicle Battery Research Center -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

UK to build electric vehicle battery research center -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

Britain wants to secure a place at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution and, to that end, recently approved the construction of a battery research center. The UK Battery Industrialization Center (UKBIC), which will lead cutting-edge research into battery manufacturing technology, has received planning permission in Coventry.

Last year, British Business Secretary Greg Clark announced that the government would allocate 80 million pounds to support the construction of the center, which is located in the UK’s car manufacturing heartland. The center will bring together industry and academia to develop a variety of relevant manufacturing technologies - from battery chemistries and single components to building entire powertrains - with the goal of figuring out how to commercialize inventions.(Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment)

With support from the University of Warwick's manufacturing sector, local business bodies and councils, UKBIC hopes to end the UK's struggle to industrialize major inventions. Jonathan Browning, chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "This is not a panacea, but it is an important step. It will help bridge the gap between invention and industrialization. The chasm.”

Construction is expected to begin early next year and the center will open in 2020, creating partnerships with industry that will use the new facility to develop products. British Prime Minister Theresa May has put car manufacturing and zero-emission technologies at the heart of her government's industrial strategy. At last month's Electric Vehicle Summit in Birmingham, she set out her vision for "Britain leading the way" as petrol and diesel vehicles are phased out.

Under the UK government's "Road to Zero" policy, the sale of new cars with conventional engines will be banned by 2040, with the country aiming for all cars and vans on the road to be zero-emissions by 2050.



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