Australia can be competitive car manufacturer again, says UK industrialist

Producing cheaper, lighter electric cars is key, says Sanjeev Gupta whose company bought South Australia’s Whyalla’s steelworks

Producing cheaper, lighter electric cars means Australia can again be a competitive vehicle manufacturer, a leading British industrialist says.

Sanjeev Gupta, whose company, GFG Alliance, recently bought South Australia’s Whyalla’s steelworks, has committed to small-scale local production of electric cars.

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