Not investing in UK electric car battery production could cost jobs, study says

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The UK auto industry risks losing out to Europe in the race to create significant battery factories that are important to the sector’s future, putting jobs at risk throughout the country, a government-backed research body has cautioned. A failure to attract so-called gigafactories for making batteries for electric cars could cost the UK 105,000 jobs by 2040, […]

Jaguar Land Rover to halt output at UK factories for a week in November

Beijing auto show Jaguar Land Rover

Britain’s biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover, will stop production at its British factories for a week in November, its boss stated, joining BMW and Toyota in plans to help reduce any immediate disruption from a no-deal Brexit. The industry, Britain’s biggest exporter of goods, has frequently expressed its concerns that a disorderly departure from the […]

Brexit uncertainty influences Jaguar’s electric car investment decision

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Britain’s biggest automaker Jaguar Land Rover has yet to make an imminent decision if they should build electric cars in its home market partly because of uncertainty over the final Brexit terms, its boss informed Reuters on Tuesday. The automaker, which constructs almost a third of Britain’s approximately 1.67 millions cars, is also discussing warehousing […]

Jaguar Land Rover to employ 5,000 staff to enhance autonomous technology

Jaguar Land Rover Discovery 5

UK’s biggest automaker Jaguar Land Rover will employ 5,000 staff as it enhances its skills in autonomous and electric innovation, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May begins Brexit talks after election. JLR, which has over 40,000 people internationally, stated it would employ 1,000 electronic and software engineers as well as 4,000 additional […]