Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Poland picks factory location for Izera EV

 ElectroMobility Poland (EMP) has chosen the southern part of Silesia region for the site of its Izera electric-vehicle factory. EMP's investors, four state owned energy companies, hope that will boost county's auto sector, but the production will start later than planned.

Poland is hoping the investment can help its auto sector catch up with regional rivals including the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

EMP plans to launch SUV and hatchback models under the brand name Izera and has already unveiled two prototypes. The models are styled by Italy's Torino Design.

The factory will be located in Jaworzno in Silesia. It will create about 15,000 jobs, with 3,000 at the plant itself and 12,000 among suppliers and subcontractors.

The production is scheduled to start in 2024.