JLR confirms Nitra’s electric future as it celebrates the plant’s 5th anniversary

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  • JLR’s Executive Director of Industrial Operations Barbara Bergmeier confirms Nitra will be producing electric vehicles by the end of the decade
  • The plant will be reconfigured for electrification as part of the £15bn investment earmarked for JLR’s transformation
  • News follows the opening of JLR’s new £250m Future Energy Lab in Whitley, UK, to develop electric drive units, as well as the transformation of Halewood and Solihull to produce next generation electric models

JLR has confirmed that its state-of-the-art plant in Nitra, Slovakia, will produce electric vehicles as part of the company’s Reimagine Strategy that will see nine new electric vehicles launched by 2030.

Announcing the news on the Slovakian plant’s 5th anniversary, Executive Director of Industrial Operations Barbara Bergmeier hailed the incredible success of the plant and its people, which have produced over 365,000 Defender and Discovery vehicles to date, since production commenced in October 2018.

JLR Executive Director of Industrial Operations Barbara Bergmeier, said: “I am thrilled to announce that our fantastic state-of-the-art plant in Nitra will be producing electric vehicles this decade as part of our electrification strategy. This is a vote of confidence in the plant’s 5,000 skilled and dedicated people and demonstrates the key role Nitra plays in our current successful performance. I also want to thank our suppliers have followed us to collocate at Nitra and supported our increases in production.”

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