Investment, batteries and wireless charging

Update 20 August 2021
  • A group of British companies and organisations have agreed to work together to developer lighter batteries with a longer range. The group includes mining company Glencore, battery start-up Britishvolt, chemical giant Johnson Matthey, and Oxford University. Read more on The Guardian.
  • This week, four UK-based firms were awarded a total of £91 million in funding from the government to ramp-up green motoring projects. BMW’s Oxford-based Mini factory will receive £26.2m to boost development of EVs with range that can match a petrol or diesel car. Read more on the Daily Mail.
  • A new trial has been launched in Nottingham this week to refuel battery powered taxis via wireless charging. The technology had previously been tested in Coventry to charge taxis that were waiting for customers. Read more.


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