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Propelling vehicles of the future: apply for business funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £35 million for projects that support development of low carbon transportation and a UK supply chain.

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The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has up to £35 million to invest in business projects that deliver significant reductions in CO2 emissions and strengthen the UK’s position on low carbon vehicle technologies.

The competition is the 8th in a series funded by the APC, an industry and government partnership formed in 2013 that aims to make the UK a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion and development. Applications are managed by Innovate UK.

Areas that will be supported include:

  • alternative propulsion systems
  • electric machines and power electronics
  • energy storage and energy management
  • lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
  • thermal propulsion systems

Find out more about how Innovate UK supports innovation in low carbon vehicles.

Competition information

  • the competition is open, and the registration deadline is midday on 20 September 2017
  • projects must be led by a business working with partners and include at least 1 vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier and an SME
  • we expect total project costs to range in size from £5 million to £40 million and for projects to last between 18 and 42 months
  • businesses can attract up to 70% of their total project costs

Find out more about this competition and apply.

Published 12 July 2017