In Conversation | Growth of the North East as a hub for battery technology
In Conversation | Growth of the North East as a hub for battery technology
In Conversation | Growth of the North East as a hub for battery technology

By Prof. Colin Herron, The Faraday Institution, North East Battery Alliance, Zero Carbon Futures, and Newcastle University  Prof. Colin Herron has over 48 years automotive industry experience including 16 years with Nissan in Sunderland. Currently, he is Head of the Faraday Institution Office North East (FINE) and the North East Battery Alliance (NEBA).   He works […]

North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot
North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot
North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot

The pioneering 5G Connected and Automated Logistics (5G CAL) pilot has succeeded in its mission to prove the potential of next generation technology in overcoming barriers for a more efficient future for last mile logistics. Becoming the first in the UK to prove the delivery of zero emission automated logistics, the 5G CAL pilot is […]

EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation
EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation
EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation

Turntide Technologies, a developer of breakthrough electrification and sustainable operations technologies, has announced it has secured $80 million in equity funding, valuing the company over $1 billion, making it one of a handful of climate tech companies to achieve unicorn status in the first half of 2022. The funding will enable the company, which has […]

Britishvolt and VKTR sign MoU to secure supply chain from Indonesia for companies full-scale Gigaplant
Britishvolt and VKTR sign MoU to secure supply chain from Indonesia for companies full-scale Gigaplant
Britishvolt and VKTR sign MoU to secure supply chain from Indonesia for companies full-scale Gigaplant

Battery pioneer Britishvolt and VKTR, a new division of Bakrie Autoparts, a part of Bakrie & Brothers, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] to partner on the development of a transparent and lower carbon supply of nickel sulphate from Indonesia as well as a battery technology R&D roadmap. The first phase of the cooperation […]

Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop high performance battery technology
Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop high performance battery technology
Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop high performance battery technology

Battery pioneer Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery cell technologies and R&D, is delighted to partner with Aston Martin, as the ultra-luxury carmaker moves another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop bespoke high performance battery cell technology. The collaboration, formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding, further supports the […]

Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain High Speed Two trains in Britain
Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain High Speed Two trains in Britain
Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain High Speed Two trains in Britain

Alstom and Hitachi Rail have today confirmed that the Hitachi-Alstom High Speed (HAH-S) 50/50 joint venture has signed contracts with High Speed Two (HS2) to design, build, and maintain the next generation of very high speed trains for HS2 Phase 1 as part of the £1.97 billion contract, including an initial 12-year train maintenance contract. […]

Blog | Why North East England is in the driving seat of the UK’s electrification revolution
Blog | Why North East England is in the driving seat of the UK’s electrification revolution
Blog | Why North East England is in the driving seat of the UK’s electrification revolution

By Guy Currey, Director of Invest North East England Everyone can remember buying their first car. Mine was a second hand rusty white Ford Fiesta and it did around 37 miles per gallon. Whilst it wasn’t the flashiest number, it got me from a to b (sometimes, not always). For a whole new generation, buying […]

Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant
Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant
Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant

Envision AESC – the world-leading battery division of global green tech company Envision Group – has today submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), being brought forward by Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council. The 9GWh-capacity Gigafactory, with state-of-the-art battery technology, will form […]