PSA has merged with Fiat’s guardian firm to type Stellantis and the federal government introduced ahead a ban on the sale of latest combustion-engine solely automobiles.
Boris Johnson’s administration was eager to safe additional funding on the northern English manufacturing unit
Britain’s enterprise minister stated the federal government is working to get the proper outcome for the Vauxhall automotive manufacturing unit as proprietor Stellantis decides within the subsequent few weeks whether or not to maintain the positioning open. Peugeot-maker PSA stated in 2019 it needed to maintain open its northern England Ellesmere Port plant by constructing the brand new Vauxhall / Opel Astra there, however that may depend upon the end result of Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Since then London and Brussels have agreed a tariff-free deal depending on native content material ranges, PSA has merged with Fiat’s guardian firm to type Stellantis and the federal government introduced ahead a ban on the sale of latest combustion-engine solely automobiles.
On Tuesday, the agency’s Chief Govt Carlos Tavares stated the automaker was weighing whether or not to construct electrical automobiles in Britain and referred to as on Boris Johnson’s administration to indicate “willingness to guard some sort of automotive business.”
Enterprise minister Kwasi Kwarteng stated on Friday that Boris Johnson’s administration was eager to safe additional funding on the northern English manufacturing unit, which made 62,000 automobiles in 2019.
“I’ll do all the things I can, with the Prime Minister’s backing and the federal government’s backing, to make it possible for we get the proper outcome for Ellesmere Port,” he stated.