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Fresh funding to power the vehicles of the future

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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