AN announcement confirming an electric car battery factory will be built in Bridgwater will be made tomorrow (Wednesday, July 19), according to the BBC.

The broadcaster claims an unnamed reliable source says Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata is going ahead with the plans for the development on the Gravity business park following British government subsidies "worth hundreds of millions of pounds".


The Bridgwater Mercury has been unable to confirm the news and the BBC says a government spokesperson declined to comment on "ongoing negotiations with a private company".

And the BBC previously incorrectly claimed the Government and Tata would make an announcement confirming the development by the end of May.

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But if correct it would see up to 9,000 jobs and give a huge boost to the car manufacturing sector with petrol and diesels cars being phased out.



At the moment, there is just one electric car battery plant in the UK, but the BBC says a deal with Tata could lure other battery makers to set up in this country.