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Government support on electric vehicles

30 June 2021

Government support for electric vehicles, and in particular, UK-based battery production, is key to the future of the Vauxhall carm plant at Ellesmere Port.

That was the message from Alison Jones, UK group managing director for plant owner Stellantis.

The car maker has been in discussions with the Government for most of this year after fears arose for the Ellesmere Port site.

Boris Johnson’s government has pledged to phase out petrol and diesel-driven vehicles in the UK from 2030, which means unless Stellantis can build electric cars at is plant it is likely to be shut down, with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs, and a knock-on impact on thousands of supply chain jobs.

Read more at: The Business Desk