Jaguar Land Rover took seriously electric carsJuly 6, 2019
Release of electric cars will begin in the British Castle Bromwich
The British company Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to organize the mass production of a new electrified car line at a factory in the small British town of Castle Bromwich near Birmingham.
This statement was the next step in the implementation of the group’s strategy to provide its customers with electric or hybrid versions of all new Jaguar and Land Rover models starting in 2020. The first electric car that comes off the assembly line at Castle Bromwich will be the flagship new-generation Jaguar XJ sedan. Thus, Jaguar Land Rover will save several thousand jobs at the plant.
Back in January of this year, the concern confirmed its plans to start production of batteries and electrical power plants in the West Midlands county, along with continued investment in new and existing facilities. The launch of a new battery assembly factory in the British Hams Hall with an estimated capacity of 150,000 units is planned for 2020.
Together with the engine manufacturing center in Wolverhampton, where the global production of electric power plants Jaguar Land Rover is concentrated, these plants will ensure the release of a new generation of models Jaguar and Land Rover. The full-scale transformation of the factory in Castle Bromwich to the first British factory for the assembly of premium electric vehicles will be the most significant in the history of the company.
This month, work will begin on the installation of new equipment needed to create a new generation of automotive architecture Modular Longitudal Architecture. This will allow building not only all-electric and hybrid models, but also ordinary gasoline and diesel ones. Expanding the range of electric cars will provide customers with even more choices.
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