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Production line fires up in West Midlands

A new vehicle production line has opened in the West Midlands which will create 100 new jobs.

David Cameron MP today opened the new facility on behalf of Modec, light commercial vehicle manufacturer.

This is the first 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. It runs on electric not diesel - so emits zero emissions.

The vehicle 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, said: “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 expects to produce 500 vehicles this year, and already have orders for over 100 from companies including Tesco and Speedyhire.

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