Electric vehicle factory to open in Valladolid, Spain
After India and UK, tech company which creates electric vehicles, Switch Mobility, is establishing their new factory in Valladolid.
The company will be investing around 100 million Euros over the next 10 years. The hub will comprise two state-of-the-art production lines, and is expected to see the first vehicles in quarter four 2022.The facility is expected to create up to 2,000 talented direct jobs and around 5,000 indirect jobs, while the construction of the new centre will commence on 27 January 2022, reports Sustainable Bus.
Mayor of Valladolid Oscar Puente stated: “Switch Mobility’s project is fully in line with our commitment to industrialize and diversify Valladolid’s industrial make-up. The sustainable mobility policy promoted by Valladolid City Council aims for complete decarbonisation and a rapid transition from combustion vehicles to zero-emission mobility. Today is a great day for Valladolid, which gains an industrial project that generates skilled employment, wealth and innovation. A project that represents a better future for our region.”
Switch Mobility mission is to secure a leading global position in net zero carbon buses and light commercial vehicles.
The company stated: “All operations will be powered entirely by renewable energy and a state-of-the-art energy monitoring and management system will be installed. Carbon neutrality will remain a priority during the construction phase, with materials sourced from suppliers with credible net zero policies and sustainable commitments and logistics operated by electric vehicles wherever possible”. (photo credit: Switchmobility.tech)