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Rail freight could spark electric car battery production in SW England

The ill-fated Britishvolt Gigaplant at North Blyth

The UK is on the verge of securing a deal to build a multi-billion pound electric car battery factory in Somerset, in the west of England. Rail freight operators are taking note, as the developers of the proposed site are already vigorously promoting its potential for rail freight. The so-called giga factory,would be constructed at the Gravity business park near Bridgwater, between Bristol and Exeter. High-end car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been suggested as the potential tenant.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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