Stellantis equips Vauxhall plant for e-auto production

Stellantis equips Vauxhall plant for e-auto production-vauxhall

The Stellantis Group announced an investment of 100 million pounds in the production plant of Vauxhall in Ellesmere Port. This is from a communication of the company. This is rebuilt the location near Liverpool for the production of electric vehicles. Ellesmere Port is intended to be the first Stellantis plant at the end of next year, which produces exclusively purely battery electrical models – both light commercial vehicles as well as car variants for the brands Vauxhall (combo-e), Opel (COMBO-E), Peugeot (E-Partner ) And Citroën (ë-Berlingo).

According to Stellantis, the decision is based on the goal of the British Government to set the sale of pure gasoline and diesel engines from 2030. The willingness of Stellantis to ensure a sustainable future for Ellesmere Port should also have been the reason for granting state support.

Stellantis Boss Carlos Tavares thanked, especially among employees for their patience and contribution. “The production of battery-electric vehicles here will support a clean, safe and affordable mobility for the citizens.”Since 1903, Vauxhall show vehicles in the United Kingdom – you will continue to do that. The British Economic State Secretary Kwasi Kwarteneng appreciated the proud tradition, which is continued for many more years. “The decision of Stellantis to continue and even strengthen the commitment to this location is a clear decision in the United Kingdom as one of the world’s best locations for competitive, high-quality automotive production.”

The work in Ellesmere Port celebrates its 60th anniversary next year. It was built in 1962 and produced in 1964 his first car, the Vauxhall viva. Since then, the following generations of Vauxhall viva have been manufactured there, the Vauxhall Chevette and every generation of Vauxhall and Opel Astra. In total, more than 5.2 million vehicles have been produced since 1964 in Ellesmere Port.

The location is made with a new bodywork, a modernized finished / final assembly and the creation of a battery pack assembly on site. In addition, there will be further support to enable the work to CO2 neutrality until the middle of this decade. The plant should be 100 percent power-intuctant – working on potential wind and solar parks should start soon.

The models built in Ellesmere Port in the future are all driven by a 100 kW motor (136 hp) with a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery. You can be charged up to 100 kW and need 30 minutes for 80 percent of capacity. Under WLTP conditions you reach a range of up to 280 kilometers.

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