Pininfarina to design UK’s first EV battery Gigafactory

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Manufacturer Britishvolt has collaborated with renowned Italian design house Pininfarina, to build the UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant for electric vehicles.

Located at the former RAF base of Bro Tathan in Wales, the Britishvolt gigaplant will be situated in over 80 hectares of green industrial park, with a production capacity of up to 35 GWH.

After decades of working with top brands such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Peugeot – Pininfarina has extensive heritage in the transport and automotive sectors. Its world-famous, revolutionary designs will ensure that Britishvolt’s gigaplant is said to be a representation of the future of the UK’s automotive industry.

While creating new paradigms of eco-sustainable, and zero emission mobility, the Turin-based design house is still fully committed to a significant number of electric propulsion solutions in various segments of the mobility ecosystem. The priority for Britishvolt was to partner with a company with expertise in this field, that could design a facility that is both sensitive to its surroundings, as well as open and welcoming to the local residents.

“We are proud to collaborate with Britishvolt on such an ambitious project, thus contributing towards creating the UK’s largest battery manufacturing facility, and advancing the evolution of e-mobility. Our focus has always been on combining timeless design with social and environmental sustainability, both in automotive design and architecture. Sustainable design is no longer an option to consider down the line, it’s a necessary commitment to create social and economic value for future generations,” said Silvio Pietro Angori, CEO at Pininfarina.

Orral Nadjari, CEO and founder at Britishvolt added: “Britishvolt’s aim to become the world’s first zero carbon battery manufacturer aligns perfectly with Pininfarina’s expertise in creating green, high tech and innovative environments. With carefully selected sustainable materials that take into account the entire building’s life cycle.”

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