Volvo factory: Ghent loses out to Gothenburg for new location

Volvo factory: Ghent loses out to Gothenburg for new location
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Volvo Cars has chosen the Swedish city of Gothenburg as the site of its new electric battery factory, the auto manufacturer announced on Friday.

Ghent, the site of a major Volvo Cars assembly plant, had been among the cities bidding to host the future plant, which is expected to create up to 3,000 jobs and produce batteries for about 11 million electric vehicles each year, Belga News Agency reported.

Construction work on the mega-factory is due to begin in 2023, while the target date for its production start-up is 2025.

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