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Car industry 'not losing out to north of England'

Jul 22, 2021 - BBC

By Sarah Dickins BBC Wales economics correspondent

Wales is not losing out to the north England for investment in electric vehicle batteries and the car industry, the economy minister has said.

About 11,000 people work making car components in Wales, but about 4,000 jobs have been lost since 2019.

Recent investment in the UK has been announced by Nissan in Sunderland and Vauxhall's owner in Cheshire .

Economy Minister Vaughan Gething described the industry in Wales as...