Land Rover, a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd and part of Jaguar Land Rover Limited is planning to create 10,000 UK jobs in the Midlands according to the Financial Times.
The jobs would be solely for the production of electric cars. Land Rover are said to have made the decision based on a promise by the UK government that battery & electric vehicles will be key to its industrial strategy.
Chief executive of JLR, Ralf Speth said that the group was aiming to double its international workforce. Production would also increase from 500,000 cars a year to 1 million by 2020.
He told a meeting of automotive and political leaders “If we can double the cars we can double the workforce”.