Vauxhall’s troubled Ellesmere Port factory in northwest England will now make electric vehicles, the brand’s parent company has announced.
The Cheshire site will get £100m of investment after two years of uncertainty caused by Brexit.
This new deal has been supported by the UK government, Stellantis said, in a similar way to last week’s Nissan factory announcement.
From 2022, the site will produce the Vauxhall Combo-e, Peugeot e-Partner and Citroen e-Berlingo vans and their passenger car variants.
Ellesmere Port will be Stellantis’ first site dedicated to battery electric vehicles for those brands.