Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Conservative, South Suffolk

What steps he has taken to support the development of improved battery technology for (a) electric vehicles and (b) energy storage.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This Government wants the UK to lead the world in design, development and manufacture of batteries, particularly for electric vehicles. That is why we committed £246 million for the Faraday Battery Challenge, including £80 million for the National Faraday Battery Scale-up Facility.

Our 2017 Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan supports deployment of batteries on our energy system by removing barriers, opening markets and committing £70 million of innovation funding for smart systems, including storage.

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