Jaguar Land Rover to refurbish Halewood factory to produce electrics

Months ago Jaguar Land Rover announced a small break in the launch of vehicles, at least under the Jaguar brand. The English company has ambitious plans on the table, but before executing them it needs to update its obsolete machinery in order to be able to face the future with guarantees. A report released by Autocar reveals that the legendary manufacturer has started the refurbishment works at the Halewood plant in order to prepare it for the production of electric modelswhich in turn has provided support for a factory that did not have a secure future.

Halewood workers can breathe easy. There is a future for them, despite the fact that JLR has carried out several rounds of layoffs due to low production and preparations for his new stage. During the next two years Jaguar will not launch new models on the market, although it will slightly update the present ones. On the contrary, Land Rover has been very active in recent months with the presentations of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, which have already reached the market with advanced electrified mechanics.

However, the 100% electric future is very strong at Jaguar Land Rover. The company plans to invest large amounts of money for the updating of the assembly lines and for the construction of elements necessary in this mechanical transition. The works will take several months, but once completed, Halewood will become one of the most important centers of the company, returning to the path of what it was in its day.

The Halewood facility will undergo a total renovation on its new electric focus

The facilities near the town of Liverpool have been very important to Land Rover over the years. Responsible for the manufacture of the Evoque, the Range Rover with the largest circulation in history, its history comprises different stages. Initially opened by Ford in 1963, the English plant has been in charge of manufacture models of different consideration, from the Ford Anglia to the Jaguar X-Type and the Land Rover Freelander. Since Jaguar-Land Rover’s sale to the Tata Group in 2008, it has been a dedicated Land Rover production facility.

Although the importance of the factory has been vital at different times in his life, the future was not guaranteed, but it already was. Halewood will be responsible for producing electric Range Rovers based on the EMA modular platform, which is still in the development phase., as JLR has repeatedly confirmed over the past few months. Numerous future models will be based on the EMA architecture. Jaguar will use it in its strategy to become a 100% electric brand by 2025, while Land Rover will use it for six electric models that will make an appearance before the end of the decade, the first of them planned for 2024.

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