Lunaz has announced plans to double clean-tech jobs by 2024/5 during a factory visit from Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer.
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has backed Lunaz’s roadmap to continue its growth and investment in net zero technologies, whereby it will double the number of jobs at its facility in Silverstone, England – including technicians, engineers, designers and upcycling specialists – from 175 to 350 by the middle of 2025.
During a visit to the Lunaz upcycling and electrification campus in Silverstone, Sir Keir met members of the Lunaz team and inspected commercial vehicles at different stages of the restoration and upcycling process, developed entirely in-house and using Lunaz’ proprietary battery and powertrain technology.
Upcycling and electrifying an existing industrial vehicle saves more than 80% of the embedded carbon versus replacing it with a new one: a Lunaz upcycled refuse truck is also better equipped to augment safety, comfort and driver wellbeing and represents a 25% capital saving over its as-new equivalent for local authorities and business operators.
Sir Keir used the visit to state the importance of clean-technology companies like Lunaz and the role they play in accelerating the critical global shift towards net zero. The commercial vehicle upcycling and electrification sector, in which Lunaz is an international pioneer, is predicted to grow tenfold over the next five years, driven by the global transition to net zero and clean-air mobility.