UK Vauxhall Car Factory To Get a 100-Million Pound Investment To Produce EVs: Report

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  • Nissan pledged last week to invest further in the country with plans for a new giant battery plant
  • Stellantis said earlier this year it wanted a commitment from the authorities in order to make fresh investment

As per a report by Reuters, the Vauxhall car factory in northwest England will get a 100-million pound investment to produce electric vehicles, owner Stellantis said. This is the second positive news for British vehicle manufacturing in recent days.

Nissan pledged last week to invest further in the country with plans for a new giant battery plant, added the report. It also said that the future of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory had been uncertain since its owner said in 2019 that it wanted to make the new Astra car there, but it would depend on the outcome of Brexit, which was only settled in December 2020.

Stellantis’ first site dedicated to battery electric vehicles for the brands

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The report also said that Stellantis said earlier this year it wanted a commitment from the authorities in order to make fresh investment and on then said it had been “supported by the UK government”. From later in 2022, the site will produce the Vauxhall/Opel Combo-e, Peugeot e-Partner and Citroen e-Berlingo vans and their passenger car variants.This will make the location Stellantis’ first site dedicated to battery electric vehicles for the brands.

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