Jaguar Landrover is planning to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds into its existing UK plants for the production of electric vehicles.
Jane Imrie

Jaguar Land Rover to secure jobs by manufacturing electric vehicles in the UK

Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce that it will begin making electric cars in the UK.

The firm is planning to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds into its existing UK plants, enabling them to manufacture the parts required for new electric models.

Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham will be closed for six weeks for a re-fit, after which it will be the main factory for the production of electric vehicles, including an electric version of the XJ luxury car which will no longer be made in petrol or diesel.

It is anticipated that the investment into Castle Bromwich will secure hundreds of jobs for plant workers.

Batteries for the new vehicles are expected to be made at the firm’s Hams Hall factory in Warwickshire, with electric motors likely to be manufactured at its engine plant near Wolverhampton.

The news comes on the same day that the government announces two new incentives for electric vehicle-using businesses as part of its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050, including exemptions for taxi drivers with electric cars and a grant for ultra-low emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

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