Geely breaks ground in Wuhan for Lotus factory
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group kicked off construction on a 9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) assembly plant for high-end vehicles, including the Lotus British sports car, in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei province.
Lotus cars are built in Norfolk, England. The Wuhan factory will be Lotus’ first production site outside the United Kingdom.
The Wuhan plant will start production in two years. It will have capacity to build 150,000 conventional and electrified vehicles annually.
Aside from Lotus, it remains unknown what other vehicles the Wuhan factory will assemble under Geely’s brand umbrella.