Dudley MP Ian Austin is calling on the Government to plans support the electrification of motor manufacturing in the Midlands.
These plans will safeguard jobs, build future economic infrastructure and protect the environment.
The automotive industry is a critical part of the UK’s manufacturing output, accounting for 12% of total UK export of goods.
Austin has signed a cross-party letter which calls on the Chancellor to meet and discuss the production of new technologies to improve manufacturing in the Black Country.
Ian Austin said:
“I want the Black Country to benefit from the millions of jobs that these new electrification technologies will generate.
“Technology is going to change our lives and the whole world faster than ever before. There'll be massive growth and lots of well-paid jobs in new hi-tech industries over the next 20 years.
"There'll be massive growth and lots of well-paid jobs in new hi-tech industries over the next 20 years and ensuring Dudley is part of this technological revolution is the only way the region will be able to attract new investment, new industries and new jobs to replace the ones we’ve lost.
“Businesses like Westfield are developing really exciting technologies in Dudley and I want to see the Black Country take a lead in the new industrial revolution just like we did in the last one, so that we can bring new jobs and greater prosperity to this area."