Jaguar Land Rover to build electric cars at UK factory: Report

Move would be a rare bright spot for the British automotive sector, which has been hit by job cuts, plant closure announcements and falling sales

01 July 2019 - 08:58 By Reuters
The Jaguar I-Pace electric drivetrain came out top of the pops in the category of the future.
The Jaguar I-Pace electric drivetrain came out top of the pops in the category of the future.
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Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover, is expected to announce plans next week to build electric cars at its central English Castle Bromwich factory, the Sunday Times reported.

An all-electric version of its XJ luxury saloon will be the first of three new vehicles to be made from a common skeleton, followed by a sport utility vehicle, the newspaper said.

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The company could not immediately be reached for comment.

The move would be a rare bright spot for the British automotive sector, which has been hit by job cuts, plant closure announcements and falling sales in recent months linked to tumbling demand for diesel vehicles and Brexit uncertainty.


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