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Electric cars to create jobs

Published: Friday, 27 February 2009   Category: Transport and utilities

A car firm planning to create the world's first zero emission electric car will create 250 jobs in the process, adding further proof that the green sector may be the best option for those looking for graduate recruitment.

Liberty Electric Cars, the Oxford-based green car company set up to provide environmentally-friendly luxury and family cars, will be manufacturing the four-by-fours in Northumberland, and will bring £120 million into the area.

The company is expecting to sell 1,000 of the plug-in cars annually and Barry Shrier, chief executive of Liberty Electric Cars, expect the sector to expand in the future, moving out of its "early adoption phase" into "mainstream sales".

He 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."

This comes after news that the green sector is defying the economic downturn and the market has grown by 50 per cent in the past year and there are no signs of slowing.


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