Uniti hires new vehicle development director

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Swedish electric vehicle startup Uniti has hired Sally Povolotsky to lead the continued development of its city EV, Uniti One. According to a statement released by Uniti, the move affirms the company’s commitment to revealing both two and four-seat production models in 2019.

Povolotsky joins Uniti with more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, from advanced engineering to product strategy and commercial development for numerous initiatives. Povolotsky has achieved particular success in special projects during her time working with Jaguar Land Rover as concept and project lead for several electrification projects.

“It’s an exciting time to be at the start of an engine and powertrain revolution, challenging the norm to power the future,” said Povolotsky. “Uniti is pushing the boundaries by leaping ahead of dated automotive processes. I feel refueled and energized to join this innovative team.”

Due to high vehicle demand – more than €70m (US$81.8m) in pre-order value – Uniti has made moves to ensure availability to pre-order customers throughout northern Europe while establishing the supply chain and production partnerships necessary to rapidly scale operations after 2019. Key partnerships include Siemens, whose PLM suite will be used to minimize waste and reduce time to market. Povolotsky will take lead in managing these relationships.

“We’ve optimized our organization toward getting our production cars done and delivered,” said Uniti CEO, Lewis Horne. “I have the utmost confidence in Sally and her engineering team to keep us on track to show both the two- and four-seat production models on time next year.”

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