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French energy giant EDF has snapped up Pivot Power, a British energy start-up which plans 50 major battery storage sites across the country.
The company plans to build two gigawatts of battery storage as well as an electric car charging network, which it said may supply bus depots and other company fleets.
"Battery storage and electric vehicles are two key technologies which will help lower carbon emissions, alongside generation from renewables and nuclear," said EDF chief executive Simone Ross.