Car manufacturer Aston Martin will build all its EVs in the UK from 2025, according to reports.
Owner of the brand, Lawrence Stroll, told the Financial Times that it would aim to manufacturer its battery-powered sports cars from its plant in Gaydon, Warwickshire by the middle of the decade.
The firm also announced its electric SUV models will be at St Athan in Glamorgan, south Wales.
Aston Martin’s strategy is to begin making plug-in hybrid versions of its vehicles in the next four years before transitioning to a battery-only, EV business model.
However, Stroll also confirmed that there wouldn’t be a phase out of its internal combustion engines after 2030, despite being banned in the UK by this date, with the company saying it will make the engines for the global and ‘enthusiast’ market.
The move comes alongside the technical partnership the firm has with global manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, who has a 20% stake in the firm.
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