New Electric Car Battery Plant Gets Go-Ahead

The 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel-fueled cars subsequently means an increase in demand for electric vehicles with different power levels. More charging stations and portable EV charging services are growing through the UK, but without manufacturers and battery factories, these become obsolete.

Elite EV Charge strives to provide accessible portable EV charging solutions for drivers across the UK. We focus on off-grid Destination Charging and at major events such as music festivals and sporting events.

Update on the Gigafactory

Britishvolt, a UK-based company that provides EV battery solutions, has secured government funding for its new battery factory based in Northumberland. Named ‘The Gigafactory’, it has already received around £1.7 billion in private investment and is set to release its first batteries ready to be used in 2024.

The build will not just benefit the increase of electric vehicle sales, it will also have economical growth. The proposed factory is set to create 3,000 jobs, according to Britishvolt, with the opportunity to further expand with more companies attached. The “reindustrialisation” will offer highly-paid and highly-skilled jobs, moving away from the most-recent autonomation happening in major factories. Batteries produced will go on to power electric vehicles across the UK, catering to different charging needs.

Recently, car manufacturing company Lotus has planned to work with the battery factory, as the first official partnership on the £2.6 billion factory site. The plant is due to be completed by the end of 2027, with the batteries going on to help many EV owners across the UK.

What Does This Mean For Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions?

It is estimated that the new battery factory will produce enough batteries for over 300,000 EVs each year, improving the UK’s manufacturing industry and helping the job economy. This will mean that there has to be more electric vehicle charging opportunities. However, an electric vehicle charging station may cause more problems than it seems; overpowering the grid or causing queues with not having enough chargers to meet demand. But, there are alternatives.

Destination charging provides many EV owners with portable EV charging opportunities. Having a portable electric car charger means that it is the driver who decides when and where to charge. They don’t need to rely on anyone or even queue at charging stations. Drivers can set up anywhere; car parks, restaurants, or while you’re out shopping. You can get about your day and come back to a fully charged car.

Portable EV charging also decreases ‘range anxiety’ that could be felt if relying on a charging station. What if your long journey is off-grid? Most EV chargers are based in major locations like cities and large towns. So, there could be a fear of running out of charge and not finishing the journey. However, having your own charger diminishes this risk as if a driver is running low, they can just find a suitable location and setting-up their own point. Making every journey possible and practical.

Our Services; Portable EV Charging for You

Here at Elite EV Charge, we offer a range of temporary and permanent portable EV charging solutions, including Destination Charging and electric vehicle charging at events. We aim to help the UK reach its 2030 goal and offer innovative ways for effective, different charging needs. One charger at a time.

If you’re interested in our services, fill out our online form or call us on 0800 702 2661 to receive a quote.