LONDON (AP) — Jaguar Land Rover said it will manufacture a range of electric cars in the United Kingdom (UK), a boost to an industry braced for turmoil ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU).
The all-electric version of the Jaguar XJ sedan will be made at the firm’s factory in Castle Bromwich, in central England.
The plant will close for six weeks so new equipment can be installed. CEO Ralf Speth said yesterday that the “future of future of mobility is electric,” and that the company is committed to making the next generation of zero-emission vehicles in the UK.
The decision comes during a time of great anxiety for the auto industry in the UK, which is struggling with uncertainties over Brexit as well as global issues buffeting the sector.