EV production begins for Vauxhall following £100m investment

Vauxhall

Electric vehicle production has now begun at the Vauxhall Ellesmere Port plant, following a £100m investment.

The plant will produce the Vauxhall Combo Electric, Opel Combo Electric, Peugeot e-Partner, Citroën ë-Berlingo and Fiat E-Doblò compact vans, with plans to begin producing passenger vehicles from next year.

Diane Miller, plant director at Ellesmere Port, said: "The start of electric vehicle production at Ellesmere Port signals a bright future for the plant, ensuring it will continue to manufacture vehicles for many years to come.

"With Vauxhall's long history of UK manufacturing, it’s especially fitting that the first electric model to roll off Ellesmere Port’s production line is a Combo Electric. Whilst the welcome addition of the Fiat E-Doblò to the plant is a positive reflection of increasing electric vehicle demand.

"Stellantis is committed to working with the Government to ensure the UK automotive industry remains competitive for producing electric vehicles for the long-term."

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