Jaguar Land Rover to invest £1bn in UK electric car production

first_imgMain picture credit: Getty Friday 5 July 2019 9:07 am Share Meanwhile the Unite union called JLR’s decision a “trailblazing” move. More to follow. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today promised to invest almost £1bn into building electric cars in Britain, securing thousands of jobs and reinvigorating the struggling auto sector. Joe Curtis The British car manufacturer outlined the plan today as it seeks to offer electric vehicle options for new models from 2020 as it weans itself off its reliance on unpopular diesel engines. “The future of mobility is electric and, as a visionary British company, we are committed to making our next generation of zero-emission vehicles in the UK,” chief executive Ralf Speth said today. Jaguar Land Rover makes £1bn pledge to Britain’s car industry JLR will start with an electric version of of its luxury XJ saloon, building the car at its Castle Bromwich plant, which it will convert into an electric vehicle factory.center_img  Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing Steve Turner added: “Not only is it a fantastic boost to the UK car industry, but it ensures that JLR’s Castle Bromwich site remains a powerhouse of the regional economy providing a living for thousands of workers and supporting many more in the supply chain.” The government hailed the announcement as a “vote of confidence” in the UK’s automotive industry, and said the investment would protect thousands of skilled jobs. Jaguar Land Rover’s investment will protect thousands of UK jobs in the car sector (Getty) “It reflects our determination for the UK to be at the forefront of the development and manufacturing of the next generation of electric vehicles,” added business secretary Greg Clark. whatsapp “JLR’s announcement recognises the strength of the excellent workforce at Castle Bromwich and acknowledges the efforts of many parties, including the government and the Mayor Andy Street, to invest and build a sustainable future in the region for advanced manufacturing, safeguarding jobs and skills.” whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinancelast_img

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