Coventry Council approves Jaguar Land Rover’s EV production bid

Coventry City Council has supported a bid from Jaguar Land Rover calling on the government to back plans to build electric vehicles (EVs) in the area.

The firm has said it wants the UK become a ‘global centre of excellence’ for battery research, but needs support from the government to improve infrastructure and power supplies. In particular, the support was needed to address the large power capacity needed to produce the latest electric vehicles and batteries.

Coventry City Councillor Jim O'Boyle said it was important the government ‘stepped up to the plate’.

He added: ”We want to be at the forefront of this new technology, we don't want it to go abroad.”

Jaguar Land Rover claimed it wanted to double production to one million vehicles per year.