The news comes two months after REE Automotive announced a new state-of-the-art Engineering Centre of Excellence on the site and a commission was confirmed to develop vehicle dynamics, NVH and durability chassis attributes for TOGG’s electric modular vehicle platform.
The Apricale will be sold in limited volumes and is Viritech’s start point for a cleantech revolution based on zero emissions hydrogen powertrain development that will extend into HGV solutions and onward to marine, aerospace and power generation.
“Becoming a member of the HORIBA MIRA community is a game-changer for Viritech, moving us immediately into the big-league in terms of the engineering facilities and support, meaning no engineering project is now beyond us” said Timothy Lyons, CEO & Founder of Viritech. “The hydrogen revolution will complement mobility electrification and will account for 400 million cars, 20 million trucks and 5 million buses. And that revolution starts here.”
Jack Bartlett, Head of Commercial & Partnerships at MIRA Technology Park added that the facility is delighted to be able to support the automotive industry’s transformation across all of the challenges of electrification, connectivity & autonomy and alternative fuels and that nothing could be more emblematic of the industry’s ambition than Viritech’s Apricale.
“We’re able to provide three key benefits; deep domain expertise in all aspects of automotive engineering, which means innovators are not hidebound by the cost or time constraints of developing their own capabilities; our flexible facilities allow companies to grow without relocating and as our cluster of automotive innovators builds momentum alongside the established titans of the industry, the ability to attract and retain skilled talent that powers that growth is unmatched” said Mr Bartlett. “We trust these peerless MIRA Technology Park qualities will serve the Viritech mission well.”
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