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Electric-vehicle specialist powers ahead

Posted on 20 Jul 2019 and read 955 times
Electric-vehicle specialist powers aheadWest London-based Arrival, an electric-vehicle company, has expanded into 50,000ft2 of office space to support its rapid growth.

Situated in Kensington Village, the firm has increased its occupation of the Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (SREF) office by 45,000ft2 in order to create its official UK headquarters and expand the business.

The technology firm specialises in affordable commercial electric vehicles, with trials already taking place with couriers DHL and UPS, as well as Royal Mail and the John Lewis Partnership.

The company’s (www.arrival.com) skateboard platform is both flexible and future-proofed for self-driving.

It is capable of becoming multiple vehicle variants, as well as forming “the perfect platform” for integrating autonomous-vehicle technology.

Arrival will continue to construct its vehicles at its factory in Banbury, but it will use the extra space at Kensington Village for its R&D activities.

Avinash Rugoobur, Arrival’s chief of strategy, said: “Our operations have increased dramatically over the past few years, and we are excited to expand our footprint in Kensington Village to allow them to grow even more.

“It is a beautiful space and we are pleased that our presence means that the building continues to support UK industry.”