Comment on Britishvolt collapse

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By George Smeeton

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Commenting on the news that UK battery start-up Britishvolt has gone into administration [1] Colin Walker, Transport Lead at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), said:

“In its net zero strategy, the Government said it wanted the UK’s automotive sector to stay at the cutting edge and capture the jobs of the future.

“As the world makes the transition to electric vehicles, building a domestic battery manufacturing sector is crucial if this ambition is to be realised. If not, the UK will be cease to be a major car manufacturer – business opportunities worth billions will be lost, as will tens of thousands of highly-skilled jobs.

“Experts have been clear that the Government needs to recognise that we are in a global race to build the clean technologies of the future; without action to bolster sectors like electric vehicles, the UK risks being stuck on the starting line.”

Notes to editors:

  1. Britishvolt collapses into administration as rescue talks fail:

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