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Government gives Jaguar Land Rover £500m loan guarantee to develop electric cars

Jaguar Land Rover Credit: PA

Jaguar Land Rover will receive a £500m loan guarantee from the government, in a bid to encourage the car company to build electric vehicles in the Midlands.

Prime Minister Theresa May held a meeting with senior leaders and experts in the car and energy industries on Monday 15 July. Mrs May said that the loan would help support the company’s design and manufacture of the next generation of electric vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover said the funding would support the continued investment of next generation electric vehicles and future mobility solutions.

The funding package includes the £500m loan from government export credit agency UK Export Finance, as well as £125m from commercial lenders.

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It follows confirmation that the car maker will build electric cars at the plant in Castle Bromwich, West Midlands.

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