The role of innovation in battery development and the uptake of EVs

Neil Morris, CEO, The Faraday Institution

A recent study to identify the maximum opportunity for electric vehicle and battery cell production concluded that demand for UK-produced batteries could need the equivalent of 4 – 13 “gigafactories” – large, high volume, battery manufacturing facilities – by 2040. Neil Morris, CEO of the Faraday Institution will outline what actions need to be taken now, and by whom, to ensure that this opportunity is captured to encourage inward investment in such facilities and make the most of this opportunity for the UK. He will also discuss the initiatives underway at the Faraday Institution to strengthen the UK’s research base by developing new innovative models of conducting large, mission-driven battery research programmes, and the skills development and entrepreneurial programmes that will be needed to deliver the next rounds of scientific breakthroughs and support the R&D requirements of the UK gigafactories of the future.

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