APC awards £33 million to advance the UK’s low carbon automotive technologies


The UK government has invested £33 million ($41.91 million) in next-generation technologies to help the automotive sector build a prosperous low carbon future.


The latest round of funding, through the Advanced Propulsion Centre, is part of the Government's modern Industrial Strategy and is expected to secure and create up to 2,230 jobs in research and manufacturing across UK. Projects range from the development of high-performance battery packs and electrified construction equipment, to hydrogen-powered engines - as well as helping support the establishment of future supply chains.

To mark the announcement, Business Minister, Andrew Stephenson, visited McLaren Group in Woking. McLaren Applied Technologies is the lead partner in the ESCAPE project, which is receiving £9.8 million ($12.45 million) funding, to create a complete end-to-end supply chain for a key component to be used in all electrified vehicles, whether automotive, railway, marine or aviation - a first for the UK.

Business and Industry Minister, Andrew Stephenson, said: “This new investment will further enhance the UK's leading position in the development of clean growth in the automotive sector. We are committed to our Future of Mobility mission to be a world leader in the design and manufacture of zero emissions technology as part of our modern Industrial Strategy. These projects will build the capacity and capability of UK companies to manufacture low carbon technology and create high skilled jobs and opportunities for all throughout the country in our development of innovative, clean technology.”

Other successful projects receiving funding are:

Tata Motors European Technical Centre Limited:
The ZETE project is an ultra-clean engine that reduces emissions in high pollutant sectors, including heavy haulage, rail and shipping.

Unipart Powertrain Applications Limited:
The H1perChain project will strengthen the UK's battery industry by providing a cost-effective route for UK-manufactured batteries into domestic and export markets.

Caterpillar (U.K.) Limited: A joint project with AVID Technology to develop a fully electrified construction machine.

YASA Limited: The EV-LIFT project aims to produce a best-in-class Electronic Drive Unit (EDU) for next generation Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).

Ian Constance, Chief Executive of the Advanced Propulsion Centre, said: “Supporting the development of cutting-edge low carbon vehicle technology is crucial to ensuring we have a robust supply chain that enables the future of the UK automotive industry. The wide range of projects awarded funding is proof that there isn't one answer to reducing transport emissions. We must continue to collaborate across sectors in order to boost innovation in many aspects of the industry so we can take advantage of export opportunities to other markets.”

The Latest News, Brought To You By
APC awards £33 million to advance the UK’s low carbon automotive technologies
Modified on Monday 10th June 2019
Find all articles related to:
APC awards £33 million to advance the UK’s low carbon automotive technologies
TaaS Technology Magazine
Volocopter Reveals Design For New Urban Air Mobility Aircraft
Mahindra To Launch Three EVs In India By 2021
EasyMile’s EZ10 Driverless Shuttle Debuts In Renmark, Australia
AGL Announces New Instrument Cluster Expert Group And UCB 8.0 Code Release
Yandex To Deploy Up To 1,000 Self-driving Cars In The Next Two Years
Rad Power Bikes Builds Their Most Affordable And Adaptable Ebike
Porsche Reveals The Interiors Of The Much Awaited All Electric Taycan
Hyundai Teases The EV Concept『45』destined For The Frankfurt Motor Show
Unex V2X System-on-Module Integrated With NoTraffic Smart Traffic Management Platform
CUPRA Reveals The Interior Of Its All Electric Concept
Melinda Roylett Appointed The Head Of Uber In Britain And Ireland
BMW Group Pilot Plant Builds BMW INext Prototypes
Waymo Begins Testing Its Autonomous Vehicles In Florida
EVgo, Electrify America Join Forces To Increase Accessibility Of EV Public Charging In The US
ElectraMeccanica Appoints Former Tesla Executive As Director Of Sales
Steven Armstrong To Succeed Nigel Harris As President Of Changan Ford JV
Moixa And EO Partner To Develop Solar Home Charging Solution
Peugeot Opens The Order Books For E-208
Volvo Adds A PHEV Option For Its S60 Sedan Range
Volkswagen Begins Expansion EV Charging Stations At Its German Sites
TomTom Launches New APIs To Beat EV Range Anxiety
BYD Showcases Its Luxury SUV At Pebble Beach
Opel Becomes The First Car Manufacturer To Offer An Electric Rally Car
Waymo Shares Its Self-driving Data For Research
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the TaaS Magazine, the TaaS Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in: