Future Jobs: Meet the engineers electrifying the UK car industry

Michael Holder
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VIDEO: The UK's first dedicated electric vehicle factory opened near Coventry last year, where 750 staff work to build electric black taxis

The cars on our roads are changing. Every month 5,000 new electric vehicles hit UK roads, compared to just 500 a month four years ago.

Every major car company is now making electric vehicles, which are cheaper to run and result in less air pollution and lower carbon emissions.

Last year LEVC - wihch stands for the London Electric Vehicle Company - opened the UK's first dedicated EV factory near Coventry.

The company specialises in making electric black cabs, employing 750 staff. But it also plans to build electric vans at the factory, which has the capacity to deliver up to 20,000 vehicles a year.

At the 31,000 square metre manufacturing plant in Antsy, BusinessGreen spoke to some of the staff working to put more and more of the company's already iconic low emission black cabs on the road.

The BusinessGreen Future Jobs Hub is supported by Green GB Week

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