EV manufacturer Axon Automotive is taking a starring role in the “Make it in Great Britain” exhibition at the British Science Museum.
The exhibition was opened yesterday morning and runs until September 9 with the goal of demonstrating the very best of British manufacturing.
Axon is based in Northamptonshire beat competition from hundreds of UK companies to a place at the exhibition, which aims to dispel the myth that Britain ‘doesn’t make anything anymore’ and educate visitors about the value of manufacturing to the UK economy.
The exhibition is the culmination of the Make it in Great Britain campaign; an initiative launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills last year which aims to challenge outdated opinions of the UK manufacturing industry, worth approximately £137 billion ($212 billion) to the UK economy each year and employing 2.5 million people.
Axon Automotive designs and manufactures light weight vehicles and components in carbon fiber. Affordable and safe, these vehicles are half the mass of conventional cars or components and allow very high fuel economy in petrol cars of 130 mpg or greater range in electric vehicles.
“After months of planning, it’s fantastic to see our exhibit representing the British manufacturing industry in the Science Museum alongside iconic companies likeMcLaren, Airbus, The Royal Mint and Sunseeker, as well as leading small and medium businesses like Ultra Global” said the museum’s Managing Director, Dr Steven Cousins. “We’re passionate about UK manufacturing, and can’t wait to show people what a vibrant industry it really is. The exhibition is free and we’d really encourage people from Midlands to come along and find us here.”