Jaguar Land Rover, a car manufacturing company has decided to manufacture electric cars at the central England factory. An Indian owned group said that Jaguar Land Rover has announced that they are going to manufacture a range of electrified vehicles at their manufacturing plant located on Castle Bromwich, UK.
In this way a car manufacturing company will secure thousands of jobs as a major boost to post-Brexit Britain.
The first car they have rolled out will employ 2500 workers at Castle Bromwich. This is going to be an electric Jaguar XJ luxury saloon model, a next generation model.
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JLR Chief Executive Ralf Speth said that this is a huge step and prestigious for special premium-luxury XJ production at Castle Bromwich. He also said that electric vehicles will be produced by Birmingham who is the second biggest city of England as a huge electrification installment which is in the billions.
The plan is to manufacture the batteries of these electric cars at Hams Hall, Warwickshire. While the electric motors will be prepared at a nearby location of Wolverhampton where the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) engine plant is present.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) further revealed that this announcement to safeguard thousand jobs in the UK is assurance that through current electrification strategy of JLR, it is in the next stage of execution.
Moreover, Speth also said that the future is based on the electric mobility which is a vision of this British Company. They are ambitious in making zero-emission vehicles for the next generation.
The aim is to provide electric vehicles for all the Jaguar and Land Rover models by 2020.
Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing, Steve Turner, this is a proud moment for members and Jaguar and Land Rover.
Cardiff University professor Peter Wells unveiled the fact that Jaguar Land Rover finally took this decision not only due to Brexit but for the decline in the consumer demands for high-polluting cars and existing manufacturing operations in the UK.
He added that market all around the world is rapidly changing even more than what these car makers have expected, so this has led to this company to make an investment in the UK, even though it was not an ideal decision to penetrate in the European markets.
Jaguar has developed its first electric vehicle named I-PACE last year and now they have announced to start manufacturing more electric cars.