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Luton plant to make electric vans from 2025

Stellantis' Luton plant to produce electric vans for major brands by 2025, marking a shift towards electric vehicle manufacturing.


The Stellantis plant at Luton will start producing electric vans for Vauxhall, Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat Professional from the first half of 2025. The move to what the manufacturer describes as ‘limited production’ of the group’s all-electric medium vans follows the transformation of Ellesmere Port into the UK’s first electric vehicle-only volume manufacturing plant last year.

Luton will produce the fully electric Vauxhall Vivaro Electric, Opel Vivaro Electric, Peugeot E-Expert, Citroen e-Dispatch and Fiat Professional E-Scudo in both right and left-hand drive. The plant will manufacture predominantly right hand drive vans but will also be able to export to left hand drive markets. Production of the equivalent internal combustion engine (ICE) vans will continue alongside the electric versions.

Mark Noble, Luton plant director and Stellantis UK manufacturing lead, said:

We will commence limited production of our medium electric van in Luton from next year, when the first customer vehicles will roll off the production line.

Opened in 1905, Luton has been home to Vauxhall models for more than a century.


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