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Jaguar Land Rover Confirms Battery Manufacturing Plans While Cutting Costs

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
 

Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s largest vehicle manufacturer, has reaffirmed its commitment to battery manufacturing plans, despite laying off around 10 percent of its workforce. 

"Later this year, next-generation Electric Drive Units (EDU) will be produced at the company’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton,” says a company statement. “These EDUs will be powered by batteries assembled at a new Jaguar Land Rover Battery Assembly Centre located at Hams Hall, North Warwickshire, reinforcing the company’s commitment to the West Midlands and the U.K.” 

The announcement came as the company unveiled plans to cut its global workforce by 4,500 employees as part of an effort to achieve a $3.2-billion reduction in costs over 18 months and following 1500 layoffs in 2018.

 


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