Somerset gigafactory to be biggest of its kind in UK

Britain’s biggest electric vehicle battery factory is to be built in Somerset, it has been announced. The vast gigafactory, near Bridgwater, is set to cost £4bn and will create 4,000 jobs.
Battery business Agratas, part of Mumbai-based Tata Group, is behind the plans. The company has acquired land for the project at the Gravity Smart Campus – the 616-acre enterprise zone in the county.
Preliminary works on the site are already under way, with piling to establish the factory’s foundations set to start in spring. Construction will be completed in phases, with battery production expected to begin in 2026.
The 40 GWh factory will be the biggest batt …