Britishvolt, a prominent UK battery startup, had generated enthusiasm over its plans to build the countrys first battery gigafactory. But after filing for administration in January, it has now been bought by Australian firm Recharge Industries. Launched in 2019, Britishvolt had planned a 3.8 billion battery plant near the Port of Blyth in Northumberland, promising 300,000 batteries per year, the creation of 3,000 direct jobs, as well as a significant boost to the regions economy and the UKsproduction of EV batteries. Despite gaining a funding pledge by the government and partnering with major companies like Aston Martin and Glencore, in…

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