The government has announced £23mn of funding for businesses to develop technology for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. In the Tuesday 11 June announcement, the government said that the funding would go to winners of the Faraday Battery Challenge. One of the winning companies is mining consultancy firm Wardell Armstrong, which will work with experts at the Natural History Museum and mining firm Cornish Lithium to lead a new study looking to develop a UK supply of lithium. There is also a Jaguar Land Rover led project to maximise battery performance while maintaining safety.