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Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas & James Sillars, business reporters Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build new electric vehicle models at its Castle Bromwich plant, a decision it says safeguards thousands of jobs at the site and in the supply chain.Britain's biggest carmaker said it had forced itself into the decision despite continued Brexit uncertainty but signalled future investment in its home market was not guaranteed as it needed to see the "right deal". The company said the first electric vehicle to be produced at the Birmingham factory would be Jaguar's flagship saloon, the XJ. Image: The Jaguar I-PACE is made in Austria It will be seen as a boost for the British car industry after JLR...
Wildlife World Zoo: Jaguar attacks selfie-taker

Wildlife World Zoo: Jaguar attacks selfie-taker

Science
A woman who stepped over a barrier to take a selfie at a zoo in Arizona, US, has been attacked by a jaguar.It happened on Saturday and the woman's injuries were not life-threatening.When she crossed the barrier and approached the enclosure to photograph herself with the jaguar, it swiped out through the fencing, leaving deep gashes on her arms.Wildlife World Zoo director Mickey Ollson said there was "no way to fix people crossing barriers"."They're there for a good reason," he said.He said the same animal had previously attacked someone else who crossed the barrier, but not as seriously. He confirmed that Saturday's incident was the result of "human error" and the animal would not be euthanised. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to 'cut thousands of jobs'

Jaguar Land Rover to 'cut thousands of jobs'

Business
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is expected to announce plans to cut thousands of jobs as part of £2.5bn plan to reverse losses. The British company, which employs 44,000 in the UK and cut 1,000 temporary contract workers at its plant in Solihull last year, has been hit by poor sales in China and a drop in demand for diesel cars.JLR posted a £90m loss in October and announced plans to save £2.5bn, including £1bn of costs cuts.At the time, it did not say how many jobs would be lost, although the Financial Times reported in December up to 5,000 jobs could go.JLR, owned by India's Tata Motors, operates factories in Halewood, Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Wolverhampton.In its biggest market, China, the car industry recorded its first slump in sales in more tha...
'No-deal' Brexit could cost £60m a day, Jaguar boss warns

'No-deal' Brexit could cost £60m a day, Jaguar boss warns

Business
The chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover has warned that supply bottlenecks resulting from a "no-deal" Brexit could bring to a halt to production at the company's UK car plants. Ralf Speth said that, with JLR producing 3,000 cars daily and relying heavily on "just-in-time" supply chains where parts are delivered shortly before they are used, he would be "very, very concerned" if there were blockages in the supply of parts.He told Sky News: "Just one part missing could mean stopping production at a cost of £60m a day. That is a huge risk."We depend on free, frictionless, seamless logistics."Dr Speth also repeated his warning, made in early July, that a hard Brexit would cost Jaguar Land Rover, the biggest private sector employer in the West Midlands, £1.2bn.He warn...
No-deal Brexit threatens Jaguar Land Rover UK future

No-deal Brexit threatens Jaguar Land Rover UK future

Business
UK plants and at least 40,000 jobs are at risk if the country leaves the European Union without a free trade deal, Britain's biggest carmaker has warned. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has told the government that, while its "heart and soul" are in the UK, a bad Brexit could force a re-think, with a "no-deal" scenario forcing it out of the UK because of an expected £1.2bn surge in tariff costs.JLR exports 80% of its cars worth £18bn annually.Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive of JLR, said: "We, and our partners in the supply chain, face an unpredictable future if the Brexit negotiations do not maintain free and frictionless trade with the EU and unrestricted access to the single market."We urgently need greater certainty to continue to invest heavily in the UK and safeguard ...