£35m made available for low-carbon vehicle tech

Funding worth up to £35m has been made available for collaborative research and development for low carbon automotive technologies.

The fund is being delivered under the latest round of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition in partnership with BEIS and Innovate UK with the aim of taking demonstrated on-vehicle technologies towards commercialisation in either on or off road vehicles.

Projects must develop technologies that will lead to significant reductions in vehicle emissions, align with Automotive Council Technology Group Roadmaps and develop the UK’s supply chain capability.

The projects should also have to be collaborative and include at least one vehicle manufacturer and/or a Tier 1 supplier as part of the consortium and at least one small and medium enterprise (SME) partner.

Projects are expected to range in size form total costs of between £5m and £40m and should last between 18 and 42 months.

The APC, founded in 2013 by the Government and the automotive industry, aims to make the UK a global centre of excellence for low-carbon vehicle development and production.

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