A facility in Cheshire has formally begun producing electric vehicles.
The only factory in the UK with a sole focus on producing the vehicles is Stellantis’ facility in Ellesmere Port.
The facility will produce electric vans like the Vauxhall Combo Electric, Opel Combo Electric, Citroen e-Berlingo, and Fiat E-Doblo.Stellantis safeguarded the future of the former Vauxhall automobile production facility with a £100 million investment.
The future of the plant had been in question because of the post-Brexit trading arrangements.Since the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the UK is expected to be prohibited starting in 2030, the facility only produces electric vehicles.
The decision made today, according to Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch, “is a very visible demonstration that this government has the right plan for the UK’s automotive sector.
We are ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of automotive innovation and securing jobs in this essential industry and its wider supply chain, together with recent investments from other major car manufacturers.