LONDON -- UK battery project West Midlands Gigafactory has hired former Jaguar Land Rover and Lotus engineer Richard Moore to help it find global battery partners, the company said in a statement.
The project aims to open Britain's largest battery factory to supply advanced lithium ion batteries to automakers building EVs in the UK.
At full capacity, the company says the factory will be able to produce up to 60 gigawatt-hours -- enough to power 600,000 electric vehicles a year.
Production is planned to start in 2025.
Moore will be tasked with helping West Midlands Gigafactory to find a battery company to build the plant on a site at the former Coventry airport in central England.