6 Sep 2022
West Midlands Gigafactory Congratulates New Prime Minister
6th SEPTEMBER 2022: The West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture congratulates Liz Truss in her new role as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party.
As we move towards an increasingly electrified world, it is clear that our new Prime Minister recognises that gigafactories are critical to the UK’s automotive and domestic energy sectors, job creation, future economic growth and achieving Net Zero targets making the West Midlands Gigafactory an imperative for the UK’s electrified future.
We welcome the PM’s commitment to support the West Midlands Gigafactory project and the opportunity it presents for the UK. We look forward to working with Liz and her Government to develop the right environment to attract battery manufacturers to the UK and avoid falling behind in the global gigafactory race.
Our 309-acre site is the only one in the UK which has already secured planning permission for a Gigafactory with a production capacity of up to 60GWh, 30% of the Faraday Institution’s recent forecast requirements for the UK in 2040. We are perfectly located at the heart of the UK’s automotive industry in the West Midlands with access to world-class skills, talent and supply chain capabilities in the region. It benefits from a strong transport infrastructure for the future Gigafactory’s logistics requirements, supply chain and access for up to 6,000 employees.