Plans have been revealed for a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to electric vehicle manufacturing, engineering and development will open at the historic motoring site of Silverstone.
Announced by EV Technology Group – a company that electrifies iconic automotive brands –the 90,000ft2 facility would allow EV Technology Group and its subsidiaries to rapidly expand electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly capacity, as well as act as a home to the company’s EV development hub.
Silverstone itself has a rich automotive history – hosting legendary motorsport events like Formula One. Beyond its history, the site presents an opportunity to take advantage of the large, skilled local labor pool within commuting distance of the site. Silverstone Park is seeing the development of many electric vehicle and technology related businesses, increasing talent density and corporate linkages in the area. For example, the Silverstone Technology Cluster has been formed to support engineering, electronics and software companies in the region as they grow.
Wouter Witvoet, CEO and founder of EV Technology Group, said: “Silverstone has been the home to many iconic motoring stories – and our future electrifying iconic brands here will be part of its next chapter. The site’s location puts us in the heart of the booming UK EV industry, and will allow us to scale manufacture and assembly of electric brands such as the iconic Moke”.
This announcement follows the recent announcement of the proposed acquisition by EV Technology Group of Fablink Group, a tier one contract manufacturer in the United Kingdom, which operates seven manufacturing and assembly sites with over 750 employees. Fablink operates its ‘Streamline Automotive’ Division, which services the increasing demand in the UK for contract vehicle assembly services, especially in the electric vehicle sector. The new Silverstone facility will provide facilities for Streamline Automotive for vehicle assembly and finishing.