Coventry puts forward ‘mission critical’ plan for electric car battery plant

West Midlands plan could create 6,000 new jobs and production could start by 2025

Plans for a “mission critical” electric car battery plant in Coventry have accelerated in a drive to keep automotive production at the heart of the West Midlands region.

Coventry city council has put forward a blueprint for a 5.7m square feet “gigafactory”, which could create up to 6,000 new jobs, in partnership with Coventry airport where the plant would be located.

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