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Call for Evidence

Batteries for electric vehicle manufacturing

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The Committee welcomes submissions relating to the following points by 23.59 on Tuesday 14 November:


  • Is there enough UK vehicle manufacturing demand in the UK to support gigafactories?
  • Will the UK have sufficient battery production supplies by 2025 and 2030 respectively to meet the government phase-out plans for petrol and diesel vehicles?
  • Is UK-based battery production necessary to support the manufacture of electric vehicles in the UK?
  • What are the risks to the UK automotive industry of not establishing sufficient battery manufacturing capacity in the UK?
  • What other domestic end uses for batteries would provide a market for UK battery production?
  • Does the UK have a sufficient supply of critical materials to support vehicle battery production?
  • How ready are UK vehicle producers for the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) rules of origin (ROO) phasing in from 2024?
  • What can the UK learn from investment in other countries in the establishment of gigafactories?
  • Do we have the skills in the workforce required for the production of batteries? If not what needs to be done?
  • Will the cost of UK batteries be competitive compared with batteries produced elsewhere?
  • What impact will the European Union’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism have on UK production?