Earlier this year a small, electric car concept was shown off by a Swedish company, Uniti, during the Auto Expo. Not much has been mentioned from Uniti, or their nearby partners, or their plans for India, since then but within the UK the company is moving onto their next steps for electric vehicle production and promote mobility-as-a-service in larger cities. The new Swedish company is pushing the development that could remove cars from UK roads and cities in the upcoming years by using new ownership and sharing models.
The UK has 31 million cars on its roads. The average car emits 6 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum, and that translates to 186,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. Lewis Horne, Uniti CEO, said, “The warning signs have been around for decades, and the political world is making top-down decisions to curb their emissions. The reality is, by the time it’s filtered down through policy-makers and into the commercial world to ‘go green’, it will be too late. Uniti is ensuring its carbon footprint from cradle-to-grave is as minimal as possible and using cutting-edge technologies, recycled materials and having a clear pathway for materials’ reuse, second life and disposal. Our vehicles will be hugely advanced in the automotive field for their sustainability and eco-credentials.”
Sally Povolotsky, Uniti’s vehicle development director, noted: “Many car companies are paying lip service to the consumer drive for EVs, using the same old methods and carbon-heavy sourcing, factories and logistic solutions to deliver their vehicle ranges. Uniti is creating a simple platform architecture, allowing the principle of digital twinning and maintaining cloud-based data through Siemens platforms in order to produce and replicate the vehicles anywhere in the world. This allows the company to make only the number of cars needed in each geography, providing new revenue and economical streams, as well as skills and jobs.”
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