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Jaguar Land Rover boosts EV production with £15bn

Jaguar Land Rover boosts EV production with £15bn

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has vowed to invest £15 billion into electric vehicles (EVs) during the next five years.

This will start with changing its facility in Merseyside to the company’s first all-electric production plant.

The Halewood Plant will now provide jobs in the EV space to 3,700 people, a move which the local council was “delighted” with.

“It is fantastic, not only for the thousands of local people currently employed by JLR in Halewood, but it also means countless opportunities for the workforce of the future, too,” Knowsley Council stated.

By 2025, the company has said that a fully electric Range Rover will have been built at the facility.

Its Wolverhampton manufacturing hub will also be turned into a plant to make electric motors.

Chief Executive, Adrian Mardell, commented: “I am proud to announce we are accelerating our electrification path, making one of our UK plants and our next-generation medium-size luxury SUV architecture fully electric.

“This investment enables us to deliver our modern luxury electric future, developing new skills and reaffirming our commitment to be net zero carbon by 2039.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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