EV conversion specialists Lunaz Design is to build the UK’s largest industrial vehicle remanufacturing and electrification facility at Silverstone.
The new facility, located on the Silverstone Technology Park, part of the wider Silverstone Technology Cluster will be home to 300 highly skilled technicians and engineers in 2022. It will be the global Headquarters and R&D Hub for Lunaz Applied Technologies which upcycles and re-engineers specialist industrial fleet vehicles to factory new standard and converts them to the Lunaz proprietary electric powertrain.
The new facility has capacity for 1,110 remanufactured and electrified vehicles per year. This will save 44,000 tonnes of Co2 per year.
This investment follows the signing of an agreement to explore the remanufacturing and electrification of Buckinghamshire Council’s fleet of diesel refuse trucks. This agreement was signed by Council leader, Martin Tett and Lunaz founder, David Lorenz at the Green Wheels in Motion Event. Part of a series of regional activations surrounding the COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow.
David Lorenz, founder and CEO of Lunaz, said: “Ours and previous generations built billions of vehicles. Now is the time to realise the potential of remanufacturing to break the replace-with-new cycle by electrifying them for future generations. Lunaz’ commitment to establishing the UK’s largest remanufacturing and electrification facility is just the start. We look forward to many more globally as we plot a more sustainable course to vehicle decarbonisation.”
Cllr. Martin Tett, leader of Buckinghamshire Council, added: “As a council we are fully committed to doing all we can do to cut our carbon emissions and we know that converting our diesel and petrol vehicles to electric power as soon as we can, would be a giant step towards doing that.
“We are delighted to be working with Lunaz, industry leaders in this field. Together we hope to explore the best ways for converting our existing fleet of vehicles to electric. Rather than scrapping them and buying new, the innovative technologies being developed and employed by Lunaz will help us to use a much greener option, to effectively upcycle and rejuvenate our current fleet to fully electric vehicles.”