Land Rover annouces Halewood factory to build electric cars from 2024


Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has taken the first steps to convert its Halewood plant near Liverpool to build electric vehicles, securing the factory’s future as the company begins rolling out low- and zero-emission vehicles.

The company has begun the tendering process to upgrade the factory to build cars on the new ‘Native BEV’ Electrified Modular Architecture (EMA). Models using the new platform will include replacements for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport, both of which are made at the Halewood plant.

JLR has previously confirmed the platform for the Halewood plant, one of three vehicle assembly facilities in the UK, however this confirmation will come as good news for the facility’s 3700 employees in a period of high uncertainty.  The extended shutdown period to convert the plant will happen in 2024. JLR has said cars on its EMA platform will arrive in the same year.

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