With all the recent doom and gloom of job cuts, a refreshing report of good news. Liberty Electric Cars who are planning to build zero emission electric 4 x 4's have announced the creation of 250 jobs.
Liberty Electric cars who are based in Oxford intend to produce more than one thousand plug in Range Rovers a year.
A prototype building programme is already under way with the first adapted Range Rover expected to come off the production line later this year. There is no commercial deal between Liberty and Land Rover, but the luxury car maker has been involved in technology trials and developments.
Barry Shrier, Liberty founder and CEO, said: "The Liberty Electric Range Rover takes electric vehicle technology into a new sector, to large luxury cars that people aspire to drive, particularly in cities and urban environments where environmental controls are becoming increasingly tighter.”
The Liberty Electric Range Rover will have a two hundred mile range and will be capable of reaching 100mph; prices will be in the region of £125,000.