There is no doubt that the EV and ZEV battery development is becoming increasingly more important to UK based car manufacturers. Take the following announcements from major brands such as Nissan in Sunderland, Vauxhall in Cheshire and JLR at Hams Hall. As a result, the UK is seeing an increasing need for new Gigafactory locations for battery production and assembly that will power the next generation of vehicles.
“Electrical contact bi-metal materials have long been supplied by STL into the power and fuse market, typically using copper and silver combinations. Here lies another of the core processes developed over many years by STL, which could find a new outlet in the developing EV market.”