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23 May 2023 - Batteries for electric vehicle manufacturing - Oral evidence

Business and Trade Committee
Batteries for electric vehicle manufacturing

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Start times: 9:45am (private) 10:30am (public)

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Has Britain missed the boat on vehicle battery production? Industry reps to give evidence to Committee

Key figures in the car and vehicle battery industry, including former Aston Martin and current InoBat chief Dr Andy Palmer, gives evidence to the Business and Trade Committee on the UK’s vehicle battery making capacity and potential.

Meeting details

At 10:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Batteries for electric vehicle manufacturing
Senior Technology and Innovation Manager at Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Director of Policy at Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Managing Director at UK Battery Industrialisation Centre
Former Chief Executive Officer at Aston Martin, Former Chief Operations Officer at Nissan and Chairman of InoBat

The session comes in the wake of warnings from car firms that impending changes to rules of origin for batteries when trading with the EU could jeopardise UK car production.  The new rules would further restrict the proportion of batteries allowed to be produced outside of the UK and the EU.

Vauxhall-owner Stellantis, whose written evidence to the Committee sparked recent media coverage, had been invited to attend the session. It has now been decided that the Committee will seek alternative ways of hearing from Stellantis and other car manufacturers.

Evidence given at this session will contribute to the Committee’s inquiry into batteries for electric vehicles.


The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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