Jul 6, 2021

Vauxhall to build electric vans at Ellesmere Port

The owner of car brand Vauxhall is expected to announce plans to build electric vans at its Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire. The future of the plant has been in doubt after Vauxhall's parent company, Stellantis, scrapped plans to build its new Astra model there. Stellantis has held discussions with the UK government over options for its Cheshire factory and it is known the company is seeking financial support for its plans. Carlos Tavares, head of Stellantis, previously warned that the company would no longer invest in pure diesel or petrol cars at the plant, and said a decision on where it would build electric vehicles would depend on the UK government's support of the car sector. Without investment in new products every few years, car plants die; and the ageing factory at Ellesmere Port has long been regarded as particularly vulnerable.

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