New production line for the West Midlands creates 100 jobs

08 March 2007 #SMMT News

New production line for the West Midlands creates 100 new jobs.


David Cameron MP today opened the first brand new vehicle production line in Coventry for almost 70 years.


Modec, a light commercial vehicle manufacturer, initially unveiled the vehicle at the CV Show in 2006. The Modec van has been designed with urban deliveries in mind, as well as the environment. It runs on electric not diesel – so emits zero emissions. This is great news for a number of companies across the country that have already placed orders as it means zero road tax and zero operator licence fees.


The vehicle, which runs on a high energy battery,  can cover over 100 miles and quickly gets to its 50 miles per hour limit with a two tonne payload – all on an overnight charge.


Jamie Borwick, Chairman of Modec says ‘It’s our intention to make Modec the vehicle of choice for fleet operators who are conscious of the cost savings as well as the environmental benefits that using it will deliver.’


Modec expect to produce 500 vehicles this year, and already have orders for over 100 from companies including Tesco and Speedyhire.

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