- Jan 28, 2019
Tata, the parent company of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has set its sights on revolutionizing the electric vehicle landscape with the confirmation of its massive 40GWh battery gigafactory in Somerset, UK. The deal, valued at an impressive £4bn, has been officially sealed, coming just ahead of a local election in the neighboring Somerset and Frome constituency.
Amidst speculations that Tata was eyeing a site in Spain for the gigafactory, the UK government’s support of £500m proved instrumental in swaying the decision towards the UK. The chosen location is the sprawling 616-acre Gravity smart energy campus, which holds a storied past as a former bomb factory. But now, the site is geared up to play a pivotal role in the electric vehicle revolution.
What sets this gigafactory apart is its state-of-the-art technology and its potential impact on the automotive sector’s transition to electric mobility. Jaguar Land Rover, an integral part of Tata’s business, will be at the forefront of...