Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled a £250 million electric vehicle (EV) testing facility at its Coventry Whitley Engineering Centre.
Spanning 323,000 sq. ft. with £40 million in technology, it will accelerate EV testing with electric rigs and extreme-weather chambers. Part of JLR's £15 billion investment to electrify luxury brands over five years, the facility boosts testing and development capacity, reducing the need for global transport. Over 200 EV engineers are already on board, with 150 more roles planned. JLR plans an additional £22 million investment in 2024, marking a pivotal move in its Reimagine Strategy.
This follows news of a £50 million investment into a new all-electric production facility at its Halewood factory in Merseyside.
As JLR transitions to an all-electric brand, Contechs continues to support the OEM with a range of programmes.