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Jaguar Land Rover to build electric cars in West Midlands

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Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to build electric cars in the UK.

The investment is said to be taking place at the firm’s factory in Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, which will close for six weeks so new equipment can be installed.

According to ITV News 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).

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

Batteries for the new electric XJ are expected to be made in Hams Hall, Warwickshire, while the electric motors will be manufactured at JLR’s engine plant near Wolverhampton, reports ITV News.

 
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