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Jaguar Land Rover To Build Electric Car Battery Factory In UK

The owner of Jaguar Land Rover has revealed it is going to build an electric car battery factory in the UK, spearheading the brand’s move to carbon friendly vehicles. 

Tata is investing £4 billion into the new Somerset plant, which will be one of the largest sites in Europe once complete, reported the BBC

The government is also thought to be providing subsidies for the project, which is anticipated to be one of the most significant milestones in UK automotive since the 1980s. 

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told the news provider: “Last autumn, the chancellor cut taxes specifically so that we could encourage investments like this.”

“It’s this whole package that’s attractive, like investment in skills and apprenticeships, infrastructure in road, rail and broadband,” he stated.

Tata’s incentives to build the plant in the UK include cash grants, discounts on energy use, and funding into training and research.

The gigafactory, which will create around 4,000 jobs at the site and thousands more in the supply chain, will make electrical batteries for Range Rover, the Defender and Jaguar vehicles when it opens in 2026. 

Following this, it plans to supply electric batteries to other car manufacturers. 

Jaguar Land Rover is already making headway in the electric vehicle (EV) market, offering the hybrid Range Rover SV with rapid charging. This allows owners to achieve a 80 per cent charge in less than an hour. 

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