£15bn investment to enable Jaguar Land Rover to make its first British electric car
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Jaguar is to be all-electric by the year after next, the company has said, ahead of a requirement for the industry as a whole to be all-electric by 2030.
The first UK-made Jaguar electric car is to be a £100,000 four-door grand tourer, the vehicle’s manufacturer has announced.
The UK’s largest carmaker said its first British car to run fully on batteries will be made in the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Solihull plant in the West Midlands and will be available in selected markets next year.
A separate UK JLR factory, in Halewood, Merseyside, will also go fully electric in due course, the company announced on Wednesday.
Exactly when is not known but a company spokesperson said electric cars will begin rolling off the production line in the first six months of 2025.
Chief Executive, Adrian Mardell, commented: “I am proud to announce we are accelerating our electrification path, making one of our UK plants and our next-generation medium-size luxury SUV architecture fully electric.
“This investment enables us to deliver our modern luxury electric future, developing new skills and reaffirming our commitment to be net zero carbon by 2039.”