UK car industry ‘could lose 90,000 jobs without new battery gigafactories’

UK car industry ‘could lose 90,000 jobs without new battery gigafactories’

SMMT says government must increase support for electric car production to German and US levels

Up to 90,000 jobs could be lost in UK car manufacturing unless the government increases support for electric car production to German and US levels, the industry body has said.

Industry leaders accused the government of being long on words but short on action to help the UK build capacity for electric vehicles, to support the industry and reach climate emergency targets.

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