Australian startup Recharge bids for Britishvolt with a view to reviving UK battery plant

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Recharge Industries, which also plans a factory in Geelong, says non-binding offer is in the company’s interests, as well as that of ‘our friends in the UK’

An Australian-based startup, Recharge Industries, has made a non-binding offer for the collapsed UK battery company Britishvolt that could revive plans to construct a large plant in northern England.

The bid was lodged in the UK late on Tuesday, shortly after a cash crunch at Britishvolt sent the company into administration. The collapse has severely dented the country’s attempts to modernise its automotive industry and supply the next generation of UK-built electric vehicles.

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