ASX-listed Fortescue has cut the ribbon on its $23-million technical innovation centre in the UK.
The Kidlington facility will focus on the technical development, testing and prototype production of batteries and zero emission powertrains for a wide range of applications, including motorsports, mining haul trucks, and other off-road and automotive applications.
The site will employ 300 highly skilled workers, with up to 50 more jobs to be created in the next year.
The facility will exclusively develop and produce batteries for the first generation of Extreme H, a new motorsports series beginning in February 2025.
Fortescue WAE is already the battery provider for the Extreme E Series, The Extreme H car will use a similar powertrain used in Extreme E.