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APC awards £62m for innovative low carbon projects

Tue 11 April 2017 | Back to news list

Seven projects have been awarded grants worth £62m through the latest round of funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the joint industry-government programme aimed at accelerating the UK to the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology.

Projects cover a wide range of innovations, which are aimed at helping the UK to become a global leader in low emissions technology. They include the development of an affordable hybrid powertrain for niche vehicle applications, such as autonomous pods, as well as a project to address significant gaps in the UK electrification supply chain.

The project are being led by BMW, CNH Industrial, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Penso Consulting, Westfield Sportscars and Williams Advanced Engineering.

Seven further projects from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles will receive support totalling £16.7m.

Ian Constance, Chief Executive of the APC, said: “The sixth round of APC funding demonstrates the depth of low carbon development that is in the UK. From powertrain, to lightweighting, to energy storage, these new projects will not only lower emissions but secure thousands of jobs, address supply chain gaps, and help the UK become a true global leader in advanced vehicle technology."

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