Uniti expands electric vehicle R&D with an engineering team in the UK

Uniti Sweden has expanded operations into the UK by placing a team of engineers at a research & development centre in Northamptonshire. The facility is strategically placed within the High-Performance Technology and Motorsport (HPTM) cluster that is centred around Silverstone, home of the iconic F1 Grand Prix. With this expansion, Uniti seeks to take electrification expertise from the racetrack to its next generation of lightweight vehicles designed for city streets.

“The focus of the UK team is to transform our Uniti One prototype into a production-ready, globally homologated vehicle with an increased emphasis on safety and environmental protection,” says Sally Povolotsky, Uniti’s Vehicle Development Director. “Placing a team in Silverstone helps us achieve our goal, as we get to work closely with advanced engineering talent with locally specific expertise in electric powertrains and lightweight composite materials – the fundamentals of clean mobility.”

Uniti plans to unveil its production models in late 2019 and deliver vehicles to pre-order customers throughout northern Europe shortly thereafter. Outside the Nordics, the UK represents a key market for Uniti and an integral component of its brand launch strategy. Additional announcements specific to the UK are expected from Uniti in the coming months.

“We see Britain as a world leader in the development of clean mobility,” says Uniti CEO, Lewis Horne. “From high-performance Formula One cars to alternative energy, British engineers have always had an excellent reputation for innovation. By accelerating their transition to ultra-low-emission vehicles, the UK has set a clear path for companies such as Uniti to come in and work together toward a more sustainable future.”

Uniti has published a video in its ongoing “Uniti Update” YouTube series that provides further details on the UK expansion.

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