Twitter influencers positive about Tata Group JLR EV battery gigafactory, reveals GlobalData

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)-owner Tata Group is set to invest over £4 billion in a new 40GW battery cell gigafactory in the UK to deliver electric mobility and renewable energy storage solutions for customers in UK and Europe.

In line with this, Twitter influencer conversations around ‘batteries’ related to the UK country witnessed a sharp rise in the third week of July, reveals the Social Media Analytics Platform of GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Smitarani Tripathy, Social Media Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Twitter influencer sentiments were mostly positive on the Tata Group’s massive investment plan to build the battery plant to supply its Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) factories. Influencers opine that the move is a significant win for the UK’s auto industry, as it will be adding thousands of jobs in different stages of the supply chain.”

Below are a few most popular tweets captured by GlobalData’s Social Media Analytics Platform:

  1. Faisal Islam, Economic Editor at BBC:

“JLR Tata electric vehicle battery plant in the UK.  Here We Go… (as @FabrizioRomano

 might say). Absolutely vital to ongoing mass car making in the UK… await the details of the deal, but a massive relief. via @BBCSimonJack”

  1. Maz Shar, Volunteer at EVA England:

“The new gigafactory will be 40GWh (50% of UK 2030 demand). For JLR’s future battery electric models and potentially other car manufacturers. Production at the new gigafactory is due to start in 2026. Better ask JLR to design more EVs then?”

  1. Gill Nowell, EV Advocate:

“Tata Group to invest over £4 billion in UK gigafactory creating thousands of jobs

- ⁦ @GOVUK ⁩  #ElectricVehicles #batteries #gigafactory”

  1. Jessica Amir, Market strategist at moomoo,

“US$5 billion EV Battery factory to be built in the UK. Don't forget, that the UK plant to move fully to electric vehicle sales in 2030, when sales of new petrol and diesel cars will end. #copper #lithium #aluminium”

  1. Nick Gibbs, Freelance Motoring Journalist,

“At last! Jaguar Land Rover-owner to build UK battery factory in Somerset. Or if the ‘hundreds of millions’ in subsidies is right, we’re getting a community battery factory!”