Major US electric car firm Rivian, who count Amazon and the Ford Motor Company among their backers, is reportedly in talks with the UK government to built a huge new factory outside Bristol according to Sky News.
The firm is said to be weighing up proposals from Germany and the Netherlands too, with the eventual decision expected to be worth more than £1bn, and the Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be keenly interested in how talks develop between the huge auto manufacturer and government ministers.
The news represents another major blow to obsessive EU supporters, who predicted catastrophe for the British car industry if we voted to leave the corrupt and failing European Union.
It follows news last week that automotive giant Nissan was creating a 400 more jobs in the UK, in yet another vote of confidence in the free and independent United Kingdom.
The Nissan recruitment drive, which will see 400 more employees working to build new models including including the Qashqai and Leaf, follows earlier announced plans from the firm to create thousands of jobs with a Gigafactory in Sunderland, which will produce all important high spec batteries for electric cars.
This website reported last weekend how the UK was currently enjoying record manufacturing growth less than a year since the end of the hated and onerous EU transition deal.
Stats from the CBI Economics Industrial Trend Survey showed output growth in 16 of 17 sub-sectors of British manufacturing, with the strongest growth coming in motor vehicles and transport equipment, and in food, drink, and tobacco.
“Record growth in manufacturing output volumes is further evidence that UK industry is reawakening following the economic ravages of the pandemic” said CBI Chief Economist Rain Newton-Smith.
“Demand is rising rapidly, leading businesses to hire more staff and plan further investment in plant & machinery and training. Encouragingly, manufacturers expect further record output growth in the coming quarter.”