Currently reading: JLR's talks with Envision AESC could lead to new UK gigafactory
The deal would mean Envision supplying cells for electric Range Rover and Land Rover models

Jaguar Land Rover and battery supplier Envision AESC are in talks to supply cells for electric Range Rover and Land Rover models, the Financial Times has reported

The potential partnership could lead to the construction of a new gigafactory in the UK, which is JLR's preferred location, but sites in Spain and Hungary are also being considered. 

Envision AESC, which started as a Japanese-based joint venture between NEC and Nissan in 2007 before being integrated into Chinese battery conglomerate Envision in 2018, is currently investing £450 million into a seperate battery gigafactory in Sunderland.

However, the deal being discussed is said to be so large that JLR will require its own battery facility.

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