Britishvolt challenges Northvolt with battery manufacturer

The names remind us They can not be denied from each other. Swedish Lars Karlstrom was probably inspired by his compatriot Peter Carlson Northvolt when he founded and named it Britishvolt in 2019. In any case, the companies have the same goal: to start giant battery factories that supply electric cars with batteries.

Continue this summer Britishvolt that they will establish themselves in the Welsh area, but it was recently announced that they will be outside the city of Blythe in the north-east of England. In 2021, the first board will be laid, and in 2023, the plant will begin producing lithium-ion batteries – around the same time the Northvolt One is expected to run at full capacity in northern Sweden.

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Britishvolt focus on To supply batteries to British car manufacturers, to boost electric vehicle production in the country. Something very important now that the UK has left the European Union.

They appreciate the plant Built on 95 hectares, it will create 3,000 jobs, 8,000 if you count as subcontractors. The energy supply will consist of renewable sources and there are plans to use the electricity connection between Norway and the United Kingdom that is currently being built. North Sea Link is a high-voltage direct current cable and upon completion in 2021, will be the world’s longest power connection at the sea floor.

Businessman Lars Carlstrom He has a past as an advisor to Vladimir Antonov. Vladimir attempted to take over Saab Automobiles in a state of bankruptcy in 2011, but it was not approved by the European Investment Bank.

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