Jul 18, 2023
Jaguar Land Rover-owner to build UK battery factory in Somerset
Jaguar Land Rover-owner Tata is set to announce plans to build a flagship electric car battery in Somerset. People familiar with the matter said the investment would be officially announced on Wednesday. Some in the car industry have described the plant as the most significant investment in UK automotive since Nissan came to Britain in the 1980s. Some industry insiders hope that the Tata battery investment will open the door to further battery investments in the UK, which currently only has one plant in operation next to Nissan's Sunderland factory, and one barely on the drawing board in Northumberland. The investment could lead to the creation of up to 9,000 jobs in the Bridgwater area.
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