In collaboration with renowned Italian design house Pininfarina the british company Britishvolt will build the UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant at the former RAF base of Bro Tathan, in Wales.
The Pininfarina legacy spans more than 90 years at the forefront of innovative automotive design, and more recently an expansion into the field of architecture. After decades of working with top brands such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Peugeot including a renovation of the Eurostar fleet ope- rating between London and Paris Pininfarina has an unrivalled heritage in the transport and automotive sectors. Its world-famous, revolutionary designs will ensure that Britishvolt’s gigaplant is both fit for purpose, and an elegant representation of the future of the UK’s automotive industry. As an Italian studio working globally, the firm prides itself on always incorporating local culture and community needs within the creation of its spaces, to ensure the maximum positive impact on mental and physical well- being with sustainability at the top of the agenda. Pininfarina has always been at the forefront of electric mobility, beginning in 1978 with the Ecos automotive prototype. 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 experti- se in this field, that could design a facility that is both sensitive to its surroun- dings, as well as open and welcoming to the local residents. Orral Nadjari, CEO and Founder at Britishvolt, announces the project at the end of July saying: “We are honoured to colla borate with world-renowned design powerhouse Pininfarina, to create our landmark gigaplant. At Britishvolt, we believe in prioritising an innovative design to match the future quality of our lithium ion cells. With Pininfarina bringing the full force of its elegance and heritage in automotive design to architecture, we believe we can accomplish this desire.”
Britishvolt has identified the United Kingdom as the potential location for its first gigaplant. The United Kingdom is the most vibrant and progressive country for industry investments. It is where both history and the future combine to create a new era.
Britishvolt is dedicated to supporting sustainable energy storage by pro- ducing high performance lithium ion batteries. The aim is to establish the United Kingdom as the leading force in battery technology with a target product launch date of 2023.
The Britishvolt gigaplant will be si- tuated in 80+ hectares of green indu- strial park, with a production capacity of up to 35 GWH. Britishvolt will be a global leader in producing high per- formance green lithium Ion batteries and become one of the largest industrial investments in British history. Pininfarina, founded in 1930, is an internationally recognized design firm. With offices in Italy, Germany, China and the United States, it is a unique global emblem of Italian design. Pinin- farina is not only the world leader in automotive design. It has also carried out more than 600 projects in diverse areas over nine decades, and has received multiple international United Kingdom as the leading force in battery technology with a target product launch date of 2023