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New Faraday CEO to seek scale in battery solutions

The Faraday Institution aims to make the UK a world leader in battery technology, and achieving scale will be the key challenge faced by its new leader The Faraday Institution aims to make the UK a world leader in battery technology, and achieving scale will be the key challenge faced by its new leader.
By Peter Stewart 1 August 2018 0 31967
A convoy of London Electric Vehicle Company black cabs in London. (PA)

When Neil Morris takes the helm at the UK’s Faraday Institution, a government-backed venture to develop new battery technologies, the problem of scale will loom large in the challenges he faces. The Faraday’s goal is to make the UK a world leader in battery technology, and it is thinking big.

It is ironic, but not surprising, that the person who will lead this effort – which the government believes will lead to a “global revolution” in transport – has a background in fossil...