The Slovak company Inobat will increase the request for aid for its battery plant in Valladolid from 112 to 140 million euros. It will be in the third edition of the Perte VEC after not having arrived in time to be a beneficiary in the last call.
A level of support that also will be increased in terms of loans, that will go from the 40 million to the 60 million requested in the second call, which has already been exhausted. In total, the third call for the Electric and Connected Vehicle Perte will distribute 1,200 million.
The administrator and legal representative of the company, Eleuterio Gordaliza, has downplayed the fact that they were left out of the second call, since they presented the project on the last day, September 15, and the aid was not resolved and granted. competitive attendance but on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We have already advanced an important part of the documentation,” Gordaliza assured elEconomista.es and “we are working intensely on the land issue.” The Ministry of Industry had already warned the company that the land on which the factory will be located, with a surface area of about 80 hectares, They had to have an industrial use rating in its entirety, instead of mixed (also residential) which they currently have.
The company insists on the solidity of the project that has entailed the purchase of the Chinese battery giant Gotion of 25% of Inobat, which aims for an investment of 3,000 million euros. In the first phase, there will be a production capacity of 8 gigabytes/hour of the 32 Gw that it would reach in its maturity stage.
Inobat expects that the first phase of the project will be executed and therefore producing in 2026.