This strategic investment is critical to the future of electrification in the UK, especially for the automotive industry with gasoline and diesel engines that will be discontinued from 2030.
The new super factory covers an area of more than 500,000 square meters-equivalent to the size of 74 standard football fields. Page will become one of the largest single industrial facilities in the UK, with an annual full-load output of up to 60GWh.
In addition, this super factory will use 100% renewable electricity, including a combination of solar and renewable energy grids. The factory also has the ability to recycle used batteries and create new batteries in an industry-leading way. This method is called “cradle to cradle” (cradle to cradle).
From cradle to cradle, also known as C2C, industry is regarded as a natural process, and materials are regarded as nutrients in cyclic metabolism; product materials are regarded as nutrients, and from the beginning of the design, it is envisaged how to completely recycle back to the manufacturing end. , So it is called cradle to cradle.
The process of traditional industries is classified as “from cradle to grave”, and it moves toward abandonment after it is produced.
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Mike Murray, project director of the super factory, said, “The factory has a unique mission to build the most advanced battery super factory in the center of the British automotive industry.”
Coventry is the historical hometown of the British automobile industry. Many of the cutting-edge technologies that defined the global automobile industry in the last century were created here. Now, with the advent of the new electrical era, Coventry is expected to become the forefront of green industry.