Lunaz Applied Technologies is a company focused on the transformation of vehicles from traditional mechanics to fully electric models. The demand for their services is being so pronounced that in a recent statement they have confirmed that they are going to expand their vehicle refurbishment plant located in Silverstone, England. This extension will be of a little more than 13,000 additional square meters.
In recent months, Lunaz has carried out major mechanical renovations on historical models, such as a classic Range Rover, an Aston Martin DB6 or even the Jaguar XK140 that David Beckham gave to his son. From the company they assure that they have received an impressive wave of orders in recent months and for those who have required an increase in the size of their facilities. Parallel, this will be accompanied by a total of 300 new jobs.
David Lorenz, founder of Lunaz, stated that this historic project represents a huge step forward for them, as well as for promote carbon neutral mobility. He also expressed that this increase in its facilities is shown as a huge vote of confidence on the part of investors and clients, since the market in which this company is based initially appeared to be quite risky, mainly due to the possible lack of people willing to pay. for such a service.
This expansion of the facilities will be dedicated to the reuse of industrial vehicles (especially trucks), which will be disassembled, their diesel mechanics will be removed and a complete electrical system will be attached, thus making a new vehicle instead of its previous destination, which was mainly scrapping. This work is declared entirely relevant when it comes to saving carbon emissions, as well as the use of fundamental raw materials. A study carried out by the company itself showed that recycling these thermal vehicles to transform them into electric models saves up to 80 percent in carbon emissions.
However, in addition to its own work on recycling thermal vehicles, the company has a complete sustainable approach, since its facilities have all kinds of advances to be practically neutral in carbon emissions. The heaters and fans, the different tools of the factory or the elements for the construction and transport of the vehicles, will have electricity obtained completely in a sustainable way, such as wind turbines or solar panels.
Lunaz Applied Technologies makes a number of improvements to facelifted vehicles, such as the primer of a new more ecological paint and, thanks to which, you get a completely new vehicle look; improvements are also made in sections such as the chassis or brakes. The plastics that cover the panels of the passenger compartment are also replaced by new ones of better quality. Finally, new technologies are integrated such as a digital instrument panel and, optionally, exterior mirrors with cameras.
From the company they affirm that they are the first company in the world with this dedication that has such a demand for work, which positions it as a world leader in this type of activity. Once the new facility is fully operational, the company will have sufficient capacity to manufacture up to 1,100 units of these recycled vehicles per year. “This advance will allow us to unlock the potential of electric technology to break with the classic replacement cycle for new vehicles, thus bringing us ever closer to the long-awaited carbon neutrality,” said David Lorenz.