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04:00  11 july  2019
04:00  11 july  2019 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has decided to produce a range of electric vehicles at its central England factory, it announced Friday, securing " Jaguar Land Rover today revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich, UK

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Jaguar set to announce plans to build electric cars in the UK © Aaron Chown Jaguar (Aaron Chown/PA)

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce plans to build electric cars in the UK, delivering a huge boost to the industry which has been hit by a series of setbacks in recent months.

It is believed that investment will be made at the firm’s factory in Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, although other sites will benefit from the development.

An all-electric version of the Jaguar XJ sedan replacement will be the first new battery-powered vehicle, followed by others including a sports utility vehicle (SUV), it is believed.

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Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has decided to produce a range of electric vehicles at its central England factory, it announced Friday, securing " Jaguar Land Rover today revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich, UK

Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has decided to produce a range of electric vehicles at its central England factory, it announced Friday, securing thousands of jobs in a major boost to post-Brexit Britain. " Jaguar Land Rover today revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles.

The Castle Bromwich plant is expected to close for six weeks so new equipment can be installed.

The investment follows an agreement for employees to work a four-day week as part of restructuring plans.

Unite said at the time that the deal would secure the future of the Castle Bromwich plant and pave the way for future investment.

Jaguar set to announce plans to build electric cars in the UK © Provided by The Press Association Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant (Rui Vieira/PA) Employees will still work a 37-hour week.

The Castle Bromwich plant, near the M6 in Birmingham, employs around 2,500 workers.

The first all-electric vehicle launched by JLR was the Jaguar I-Pace, which is made under contract by Magna Steyr in Austria.

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Jaguar Land Rover is making a multi-million pound investment to build electric vehicles in Britain "We are committed to the UK as our home and will fight to stay here but we need the right deal." Friday's announcement comes after a turbulent few months for Jaguar which announced around 4

at UK plantmillion pound investment to build electric vehicles in Britain, in a major boost for the UK government and a sector hit by the slump in diesel sales and Brexit uncertainty. in Britain, in a major boost for the UK government and a sector hit by the slump in diesel sales and Brexit uncertainty.

Jaguar set to announce plans to build electric cars in the UK © Getty AMSTERDAM, NETHERLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: A general view during the 'Dua Lipa x Jaguar: The PACE - 'Season One' Launch on September, 3 2018 In Amsterdam, Netherland. The event is the start of a Europe-wide campaign in cooperation with Dua Lipa, which focuses on the SUV models Jaguar E-PACE, F-PACE and the all-electric I-PACE under the motto The PACE: Season One. (Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover) Batteries for the new electric XJ are expected to be made in Hams Hall, Warwickshire, while the electric motors will probably be manufactured at JLR’s engine plant near Wolverhampton.

Recent figures showed that UK car production fell by 15.5% in May compared with the same time last year, a 12th straight month of decline, amid falling exports and a slump in the home market.

Production is down by a fifth since the start of the year, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which has been warning for years about the impact on the industry of a no-deal Brexit.

Jaguar Land Rover set to build electric cars in UK

Jaguar Land Rover set to build electric cars in UK Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has decided to produce a range of electric vehicles at its central England factory, it announced Friday, securing thousands of jobs in a major boost to post-Brexit Britain. "Today's announcement, which safeguards several thousand jobs in the UK, is the next stage in execution of Jaguar Land Rover's electrification strategy," JLR added. The group aims to offer electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models by 2020. "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," added Speth.

Jaguar Land Rover is making a multi-million pound investment to build electric vehicles in Britain, in a major boost for the UK government and a sector hit by the slump in diesel sales and Brexit uncertainty. Britain's biggest car company, which built 30 percent of the UK 's 1.5 million cars .

Jaguar Land Rover is making a multi-million pound investment to build electric vehicles in Britain, in a major boost for the UK government and a sector hit by the slump in diesel sales and Brexit uncertainty. Britain's biggest car company, which built 30 percent of the UK 's 1.5 million cars .

Jaguar set to announce plans to build electric cars in the UK © Getty 3d rendering robot assembly line in car factory The industry has been hit by a series of closure and cutback announcements from car makers including:

– Ford, which will close its engine factory in Bridgend, South Wales, with the loss of thousands of jobs

– Honda, which will shut its Swindon plant in 2021, also costing thousands of jobs

– Nissan, which reversed a decision to build its new X-Trail vehicle at its Sunderland plant

– JLR has also previously said it will cut jobs to reduce costs

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