Jaguar Land Rover To Create 10,000 Jobs, Produce EVs In The UK

Nov 30, 2016 12:08 PM EST | Jess E.

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HALEWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 26: The Halewood operations site of Jaguar and Land Rover near Liverpool in Merseyside, England on March 26, 2008.
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The unbelievable growth of car productions does not only benefit consumers, with tons of alternatives showing up in the market, but also increases the demand for workers. Jaguar Land Rover already announced that it would produce its electric vehicles in the United Kingdom that will create 10,000 jobs for the locals.

There is no shortage when it comes to electric vehicles available in the market today. In fact, it seems to be a very important trend --- wherein even big wigs in the automotive industry are starting to develop their own EVs or electric vehicles, including Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar's I-Pace, another car range from the company, is reportedly being built in Austria. But for the company's upcoming EVs, they are eyeing the UK to be its main production site that will entail 10,000 jobs. However, the government's infrastructure improvements might also affect the production of Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles in the UK.

"CEO Dr. Ralf Speth has confirmed his vision to double the production output of the business, make EVs in the UK and the desire to make the UK a global center of excellence for battery research and development," a Jaguar official said in a statement. "However, this is dependent on overcoming infrastructure and capacity issues. We cannot comment on quoted job numbers or a timeframe," the official added.

The market is anticipating the release of Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles. Reports even say that some JRL models will feature a hybrid EV version in the next few years. This coincides with Jaguar I-Pace's release. But rest assured, the company will gradually double to rate of producing electric vehicles by 2020.

The goal is to produce one million Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles by the end of the decade, according to a report. The UK government is also supportive of this cause, with reports saying that $484 million funds will be channeled to boost electric car production in the UK.

This is in time with the global movement to fight climate change. Obviously, the environment will benefit from the use of batteries in cars --- while car electric vehicles are expected to sell like hot cakes in the next few years.

 

 

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