Coming from Pascoe International and McLaren, Charge Car Head of Production, Andy Wilby, tells everything one ever wanted to know about their fantastic EV Mustang.
After working at McLaren for 11 years. I could see the EV market potential increasing and Charge had the coolest project out there, which I wanted to be involved with to restart my automotive career.
We mainly cover two areas in the company; production & manufacturing. One part of our responsibility is to provide feedback and work with the design & engineering teams to allow designs and concepts to be production ready, ensuring we have tooling access and can build the vehicle in an efficient manner.
The manufacturing side of our work provides the tools, information and sequencing for the production team to be able to build the car in the correct order, with the right tools and in a controlled manner. The production side receives all of the aforementioned information and completes the build from the start, all the way to quality control, following the correct processes, systems and safe working practices.
At the moment, we are still growing our manufacturing team and are waiting for some pure manufacturing specialists to join. On the production side of things, we have a Production Operations Lead, Steve Mills, who supports the whole process and is now focused on the daily build while also looking after a team of 4 technicians.
For us, the way we look at the construction of the Mustang, the attention to detail should be paid as much to the parts you can’t see as to the parts that you can. The customers see almost all of it. Any part can have a massive impact on the safety, visual presentation, reliability and consequences to the owner and other road users.