Over £30 million government investment to boost batteries and hydrogen vehicles

Pioneering research into battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles is to be backed by over £30 million of government funding.

  • £9.4 million of government funding for 22 studies to develop innovative automotive technology, including hydrogen vehicles and a lithium extraction plant
  • the first year of £22.6 million commitment by the government-backed Faraday Institution to build on vital research into battery safety and sustainability
  • funding supports the government’s plan to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and Build Back Greener from the pandemic. Read more