International law firm DLA Piper has commented on the speculation that Tesla are considering Britain for its next battery “gigafactory”, later this year.

“The reports of Tesla looking to Britain for its next gigafactory is welcome news” said Tim Lake – Partner, Corporate & UK Head of Industrials at DLA Piper.

“With the country’s strong industrial and automotive background, should Britain be chosen, it will not only boost the economy, create jobs, and upskill professionals; but will also provide Tesla with world-class talent and access to some of the world’s leading R&D and EV firms based in England.

“Any EV investment in the UK will not only support the country’s move to adopting cleaner vehicles, but will help to position the country as a key leader and enabler for further growth, aiding the reduction of greenhouse gases and helping the country meet its emissions targets.”