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Fresh funding to power the vehicles of the future

Alia Talaat

Funding announced today will support the development of the latest technology for electric car batteries.

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced £23 million of funding, allocated through the Faraday Battery Challenge, that will support the innovative work of UK companies.

Winners include:

Mining consultancy firm Wardell Armstrong who will work with experts at the Natural History Museum and mining firm Cornish Lithium to lead a new study looking to develop a UK supply of lithium, helping to meet the massive demand expected from the transition to electric vehicles
A Jaguar Land Rover-led project to maximise battery performance while maintaining safety
A study looking into the use of artificial intelligence in battery manufacture, led by materials technology company Granta Design.

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