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18 July 23 Press releases

Somerset gigafactory a big step forward, but more is required to secure UK’s zero-emission objectives



Marc Palmer, Head of Strategy and Insights, Auto Trader:


Improvement in UK battery production capabilities is very warmly received, both cementing the continuation of Britain’s manufacturing heritage and providing a desperately needed stake in the future of the electrified car market – something that’s been pulled into question since the impacts of Brexit have been felt in the automotive industry.

Key spokesperson

Marc Palmer

Head of Strategy and Insights



"With the market share of electric cars doubling since the beginning of the year, it’s clear EVs will be central to the future of the automotive industry and so it’s vital that Britain is actively engaged in the process."

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