In the statement made by Stellantis, the manufacturer of “Vauxhall” brand vehicles, which are widely used in England, it was reported that an investment of 100 million pounds (138.6 million dollars) will be made for the production of electric pickup trucks at the Ellesmere Port facilities in the north of the country.
The statement did not specify how much the British government would contribute to this investment plan.
It was stated in the statement that 1,000 people will be employed in the country within the scope of the plan, and it is planned to produce new electric car models for the Vauxhalli, Opel, Peugeot and Citroen brands at the facility.
In the statement, it was stated that the production of all-electric pickup trucks is planned to start in 2022.
“We are proud to support the UK’s auto industry in this important transition as we work to build better in the global race to secure electric vehicle production,” said Kwasi Kwarteng, UK Business and Energy Minister. used the phrase.
Stellantis Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Carlos Tavares, stated that the company will no longer invest in the production of diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles in the UK, emphasizing that this investment is an indicator of the company’s commitment to sustainability in the UK.