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West Midlands Gigafactory strategy lead Richard Moore lays bare the challenges faced by UK-based EV battery firms

The newly appointed strategy boss of the West Midlands Gigafactory (WMGf) project, Richard Moore, has said the UK needs to start establishing a comprehensive EV battery production network if it's to meet the projected industry demand over the coming years. 

Moore was hired by the firm – which recently obtained provision planning permission to break ground at its 130-acre site in Coventry – to kick-start its search for a battery-manufacturing partner.

He started his engineering career in the aerospace industry, eventually moving to BMW Rover and its successor MG Rover.

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