Apex Motors is a Hong Kong and British-based car company founded by Hong Kong/Australian brothers Jason and Gary Leung in 2018. In 2019 the company began a limited production run of the AP-1 open road and track sports car in Hong Kong, which had started life as the Rp1, developed by the Elemental Motor Company in the UK.
Apex Motors have now revealed the prototype of their highly innovative new EV hypercar, the AP-0. Designed by Guy Colborne who was responsible for the development of the AP-1, The new car has been developed and will be built in the UK at the company's premises.
The company has core specialisms in high performance automotive and Formula 1 race car engineering, vehicle dynamics and systems, advanced composites technology, vehicle design and styling and the team at Apex is at the cutting edge of automotive design.
The Arash Motor Company was founded by Arash Farboud in 1999 and the first car he designed and built was the Farboud GT, followed by the GTS, both born out of a passion for cars and inspired by the 24 hours endurance racing of Le Mans. Progressive development lead to the launch of the exciting AF-10 in 2011, a 'hypercar' capable of over 200 mph. Arash has now launched the AF8 supercar which will also be handbuilt at their factory in Newmarket.
Arc, is a new ground-breaking electric motorcycle company which takes a detour from the norm in search of fresh terrain and new frontiers. Based in Coventry, England, at the heart of the UK’s global-leading High-Performance Automotive Engineering cluster, the idea for Arc was born out of Jaguar Land Rover’s White Space ‘skunk works’, an innovation lab previously headed by Mark Truman. They have developed the unique Vector electric motorcycle which "is an incredible development in the next generation of motorcycle travel.”
Mark, now Arc's CEO and largest shareholder, is a purist biker and technology evangelist with a bold vision and blue-chip backing, who has brought together a dream team and put in motion an ambitious business plan. A committed environmentalist, the designer and engineer won the Society of Automotive Engineers International Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2005 for his experimental work on motorcycle chassis and swing arm ﬂex and design parameters. He has worked in motorsport as a data acquisition engineer, and has 35 years of motorcycling experience.
Arc's people have worked in senior positions within Aston Martin, KTM, Ducati, Triumph and MotoGP. Pioneers in their ﬁeld, they’ve designed vehicles for James Bond, emergency rescue units, niche electric hypercar companies, and some of the ﬁnest vehicles to take to the track.
Production is targeting 399 motorcycles in year one. Three hundred and ninety-nine is the voltage of the bike.
Race car engineering. Quality components. Uniquely designed, beautifully made, with astonishing performance that surpasses practically any vehicle. This then is the essence of the Ariel Atom - no compromise, total driver involvement, the bottom line is stunningly serious fun.The original Ariel company started by making cars around the turn of the last century and later became well known as a builder of high powered motorbikes, which included the famous Ariel Arrow.
The Atom has been in production for over fifteen years at the purpose-built factory in Crewkerne, Somerset, and the latest versions of this car, the Atom 4, are built alongside the Ace motorbike and the all-terrain Nomad.
Founded in 2015 by Denis Swerdlov, a Russian entrepreneur, Arrival is a global technical company creating electric vehicles, with headquarters in London and Charlotte, USA. It also has an R&D facility in Banbury, Oxfordshire and further offices in North America, Germany, Israel, Russia and the Netherlands.
Arrival's President and Chief Strategy Officer is Avinash Rugoobur, former Head of Strategy at GM Cruise Automation. Mike Ableson, former President of EV Infrastructure and Global Strategy at GM joined in 2019 as CEO of Automotive and North America. Former Nike VP, Adrian Nyman, was recently announced as Arrival's new Chief of Brand.
The company has recently unveiled specifications of its new electric Van which will be starting public road trials with key customers, including Royal Mail and UPS, in the summer of 2021. Last year it also announced its new all-electric Arrival Bus which is currently undergoing evaluation, which will be priced the same as an equivalent diesel vehicle.
Arrival announced in January 2020 that Hyundai Motor Group and Kia Motors had invested €100 million in the company marking the start of a strategic partnership between the automakers to accelerate the adoption of commercial electric vehicles globally. At the same time the company announced that UPS had invested in Arrival and placed an order for 10,000 generation 2 electric vans to be rolled out across the UK, Europe and North America before 2024 as part of their transition towards zero-emissions fleet.
Arrival plan to use 10,000 m2 (110,000 sq ft) "microfactories" to build their electric vehicles having developed a "skateboard" platform containing a drive train and batteries.