Jaguar Land Rover Electric Cars To Be Made In Britain

"We want to build our EVs in the West Midlands, in the home of our design and engineering.”

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British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has showcased its electric car concept, the I-Pace recently. Now, the company has announced that it wants to manufacture the electric cars in Britain, which will generate around 10,000 jobs in the island.

Earlier, the automaker has announced that it will make the I-Pace in Austria. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive has now suggested that the company could bring the further operation to Britain.

Speth was speaking at an industry meeting on Thursday evening, "We want to build our EVs (electric vehicles) in the West Midlands, in the home of our design and engineering."

Speth told Reuters in September it made sense to build electric batteries and cars in its home market if the conditions, including pilot testing and support from science, were right.

Earlier this week, Britain has announced an extra 390 million pounds (Rs 3,350 crore) of funding to support autonomous and green technologies.

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Indian-owned carmaker wants half its cars to be available in an electric version by the end of the decade.

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 10:16 [IST]
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