Electric vehicle conversion firm Lunaz is expanding its upcycling campus at Silverstone Technology Park as part of its global expansion.
Lunaz will add an extra 140,000 sq ft to the company’s existing facilities, quadrupling Lunaz’ industrial vehicles remanufacturing and electrification footprint.
The expansion will create additional production space for Lunaz Applied Technologies (LAT), which converts diesel-powered industrial vehicles – also known as Upcycled Electric Vehicles (UEV) – by restoring them to warrantied-as-new condition and converting them to full electric power.
In expanding its upcycling campus, Lunaz will create more than 300 new jobs, and is actively recruiting across both manufacturing and electric vehicle specialisms to support its growth.
Additionally, the new upcycling campus will be highly thermally efficient and use heating powered by sustainably generated electricity, all tools used by production experts will be battery-operated and vehicle ramps will be fitted with a kinetic energy recovery system to minimise power usage.
David Lorenz, Founder of Lunaz, said: “This landmark project represents a huge step forward for Lunaz Applied Technologies and the wider drive towards clean-air mobility. We have dramatically expanded our upcycling campus in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, in response to market sentiment, and the clear and growing demand for upcycled electric vehicles (UEVs).
“We’re backing our own technology, processes and people, and making a powerful statement of intent for our vision of Lunaz Applied Technologies (LAT); it’s also a renewed vote of confidence from us and our investors in the UK as our chosen long-term location for LAT’s manufacturing and R&D activities. This development will enable us to unlock the vast potential of UEV technology to break the replace-with-new cycle and bring us ever closer to carbon neutrality.”