Jaguar Land Rover Gets £1M for Electric Car Development

The JLR funding is part of a £12 million grant announced to help firms develop low carbon cars.

Published: 10-Jan-2010

CARMAKER Jaguar Land Rover received a boost as the Government awarded more than £1 million to help it develop state-of-the-art electric cars.

A grant of £1,103,392 will help pay for a £2 million project involving JLR, which operates factories in Birmingham and Solihull, and engineers Bladon Jets, based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The cash was announced by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson as he launched the Government’s new business strategy designed to help rebuild the economy following the recession.

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