Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to plough millions into its Birmingham factory as it confirmed a range of electric cars would be made in the UK despite Brexit uncertainty.
JLR is Britain’s biggest car company, making 30% of the UK’s 1.5 million cars last year, and it has committed to offering electric versions of all new models from 2020. CEO Professor Ralf Speth said: “As a visionary British company, we are committed to making out next generation of zero-emission vehicles in the UK.”
The plant at Castle Bromwich would become a “powerhouse of electrification” and would initially make an electric version of the luxury saloon car, the Jaguar XJ. JLR said the move would secure 2,700 jobs, just months fater it revealed plans to cut 4,500 jobs with most coming from the UK.