A West Midlands ‘Gigafactory’ – How Feasible is it?

de Ruyter, A. (2022) A West Midlands ‘Gigafactory’ – How Feasible is it? Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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In this blog I want to report on our project on a “just transition” to electric vehicles in the automotive sector (with Sally Weller, Ian Henry, Al Rainnie, Gill Bentley and Beverley Nielsen) that was funded by the British Academy, and the implications in the West Midlands. As current talk on establishing a “Gigafactory” in the Region (namely, that proposed for the former Coventry Airport site) attests, securing as much value-added (and hence jobs) locally is vital if the West Midlands is to retain its pre-eminence in automotive manufacture in the UK.

Item Type: Other
21 April 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2022 07:52
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2022 07:52
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13174

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