Swedish electric-car to open plant at Silverstone

Posted on 21 Nov 2018 and read 894 times
Swedish electric-car to open plant at Silverstone Uniti Sweden AB (www.uniti.earth) has confirmed plans to establish an electric-vehicle ‘pilot production plant’ at Silverstone Park in Northamptonshire.

This facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, while serving as a blueprint for globally licensed ‘digital’ assembly plants around the world.

Uniti CEO Lewis Horne said: “The UK’s approach to vehicle production, with its focus on lightweighting and innovation in advanced materials, is an ideal model for electric-car production globally.

“It’s no secret that some of the world’s best vehicle engineers are clustered around Silverstone.

“When coupled with a government receptive to our ambition and goals, we couldn’t find a better home to establish our pilot production facility.”

Uniti intends to become a major player in the UK’s electric-vehicle market over the next few years.

The Swedish car manufacturer has already established partnerships with local companies such as KW Special Projects (lightweight structure and additive manufacturing), Danecca (EV powertrain) and Unipart (global supply chain).

Roz Bird, commercial director of Silverstone Park, said: “This is fantastic news for Silverstone Park and the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

"Uniti’s vision for a vehicle production plant at Silverstone Park is very exciting for skills, jobs and the local economy, as well as the region’s supply chain.”

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