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THE Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port will reportedly start building the Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle in 2015 or 2016.

The Ampera is currently only built at a factory in Detroit, USA.

However, industry speculation suggests parent company General Motors (GM) is considering building the E-REV and possibly other electric cars in Europe come the 2015-16 period.

The Cheshire plant is now considered GM''s favourite choice for taking on this new production run, after it was confirmed the site would build the next generation Astra, adding 700 jobs to the already 2,100 strong staff line-up.

Currently the Cheshire-based plant builds the new Vauxhall Astra, which happens to share the same platform as the Ampera.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 6, 2012
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