Aston Martin vows to manufacture its electric cars in UK
Luxury car giant Aston Martin has pledged to manufacture all of its electric cars in the UK beginning 2025.
According to Aston Martin's owner, Lawrence Stroll, all of its battery sports cars will be created at its Gaydon, Warwickshire plant, while its electric SUV models will be manufactures at St Athan in Glamorgan.
Over the next four years, Aston Martin will manufacture hybrid versions of its cars, followed by battery-only models.
Aston Martin will produce hybrid models over the next four years before moving to electric.
Electrification would not be a problem for Aston Martin as it could use technology from Mercedes-Benz, which has a 20 percent stake in Aston Martin. The car firms also have a technical partnership, which could put Aston Martin way ahead of its rivals.
The UK government plans to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars beginning 2030.
But Aston Martin said it would continue to make traditional engines for car enthusiasts.
Aston Martin employs about 2,500 people in Gaydon and St Athan, although it is not clear whether the announcement would mean changes for workers.
It announced 500 redundancies last year as the impact of coronavirus hit carmakers.