Vauxhall Ellesmere Port factory saved: Will produce electric vans

Vauxhall will continue to produce cars in the UK with the Ellesmere Port factory to be converted into a electric van plant.

The factory currently produces the Opel/Vauxhall Astra, but production of this car will be done entirely in Germany when the new model is launched in the near future.

Stellantis (formed from the merger of PSA with Fiat) will invest £100 million in the factory, and has secured UK government subsidies of around £30 million.

Ellesmere Port will then produce the Opel/Vauxhall Combo-e, Peugeot e-Partner, and Citroën e-Berlingo in both van and passenger people mover forms. All three vans have the same basic design and architecture.