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1 minute read - 3rd October 2022

Arrival produces first production verification vehicle

Arrival has produced the first production verification vehicle from its microfactory in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

The first completed van has been made using in-house developed components, composite materials, software and autonomous mobile robots.

The Arrival vans produced this year in its Bicester microfactory will be used for continued testing, validation and quality control, rather than being sold to customers. The company said the milestone is a big stepping stone towards at-scale production and delivering vehicles to its customers.

Arrival has produced the first production verification vehicle from its Bicester microfactory / Picture: Arrival

The company confirmed that further information will be provided on Arrival’s Q3 earnings webinar taking place on Tuesday, 8 November 2022.

Denis Sverdlov, founder and CEO at Arrival, said: “Today is an important day for Arrival. This is the first time a vehicle has ever been built in our microfactory, using a new method that does not use a traditional assembly line. Although we have not yet achieved serial production, we are focused on making it happen.

“We will continue to produce vehicles in our microfactory in order to master at-scale production. It has been more difficult than we had initially imagined, and I thank the team for the immense amount of effort, technology, innovative breakthroughs, and problem solving.”

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