The battle to bring giant car battery factory to site near M54

The Midlands has laid down a marker in the battle to host a major electric car battery site.

A site close to the M54 and near the Shropshire-Staffordshire border, has emerged as a contender in the battle to host a major electric car battery site.

Earlier this year it was revealed that the Government’s Department for International Trade was looking for sites to host ‘gigafactories’ – huge production plants making lithium-ion batteries for the new wave of electric cars.

Authorities across the country have put themselves forward as potential locations, with Coventry, Stoke, St Athan in South Wales, and Swindon, all believed to be interested in hosting the factories.

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