They say that the automotive industry in the UK is dead and that all manufacturers are moving out because of Brexit - and it seemed true. With the announcement of Dyson manufacturing their first EV car outside of the UK in Singapore, people are starting to worry.
However, just like flat pack furniture, Sweden have come to the rescue.
The Swedish brand ‘Uniti’ recently announced their first production car, aptly named the “One”, would be produced in England. Not just anywhere in England either, but right next to the home of English motorsport, Silverstone. In the attached article, Lewis Horne (CEO of Uniti) states that it was the obvious choice due to the expertise available on carbon vehicle production. Now this may seem like a strange thing to do, but as EV cars aim is to replace carbon producing cars it’s actually a very clever idea. Here in the UK, we know what makes a car sell and we know what we want from a car, so why not use that to your advantage.
One of the aims is for the ‘Uniti One’ to be a go to vehicle for company fleets aiming to cut down on carbon emissions - priced at only £13,000 it’s certainly an attractive proposition.
Will it work? Only time will tell, but it’s certainly making the future of the automotive market in the UK very bright indeed.
“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.”