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Little Car Company expands production and workforce following surging global demand

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2 December 2022
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The Little Car Company, which manufactures limited-edition hand built electric scaled cars, has launched a Series B funding round, following a rapid expansion of the business to meet surging global demand for their vehicles.

Since launching in March 2019, the Bicester-based luxury brand has experienced increasing momentum, producing more than 200 exceptional and authentic scale electric cars in partnership with renowned car manufacturers such as Bugatti, Ferrari and Aston Martin.

Each car is hand built at the company’s Oxfordshire headquarters, using approximately 95 per cent British sourced components.

Responding to unprecedented international demand for their scaled electric cars, The Little Car Company has scaled up its business, with the recent acquisition of a neighbouring manufacturing facility to treble production capacity, alongside dramatically expanding the workforce. The Series B funding will allow the business to grow even further, both in personnel and manufacturing space.

With clients in more than 50 countries and more than 90 per cent of their cars being delivered internationally, appetite for The Little Car Company’s products is at an all-time high. Currently, the luxury brand’s main 10,000 sq ft headquarters allows for a maximum weekly output of up to five cars, but with the recent addition of an adjacent 10,000 sq ft manufacturing facility - at the Bicester Heritage site – allows The Little Car Company to treble that number in the next twelve months. Much of that increase will be as a result of next year’s launch and start-of-production of the Tamiya Wild One MAX alongside a yet-unannounced project.

Since establishing as a business just three years ago, The Little Car Company has doubled its team year-on-year and currently employs 60 people, including highly experienced automotive engineers from the likes of McLaren, Williams, Jaguar Land Rover, Ariel, Radical, Aston Martin, Ginetta and Lotus.

Ben Hedley, CEO of The Little Car Company, said: “Since starting The Little Car Company in 2019, we have seen tremendous growth over a short period of time, despite COVID-19 and industry-wide supply chain difficulties. Surging global demand and our investment so far is enabling the rapid expansion of both our production capabilities and workforce and, as we open our Series B funding round, we welcome all interested investors to join us on our amazing journey. We’ve got some incredibly exciting projects coming up, with as yet unannounced partners, which we can’t wait to share. The Little Car Company is in an exciting position, and we are really going to surprise the automotive world in 2023 and beyond.”


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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