The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) working in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK has up to £35 million to support projects to develop low-carbon automotive technologies.
The competition for funding is the seventh in a series run by the APC, and its aim is to take demonstrated on-vehicle technologies towards commercialisation in either on or off-road vehicles.
- develop technologies that will lead to significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions
- align with Automotive Council Technology Group roadmaps
- develop the UK’s supply chain capability in low-carbon vehicle propulsion or light-weight systems technology
The APC was formed in 2013 by the Government and the automotive industry to make the UK a global centre of excellence for low-carbon vehicle development and production.
It runs a funding competition every six months in support of that objective. This competition is seeking proposals in one or more of the following technology areas:
- thermal propulsion systems
- lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
- electric machines and power electronics
- energy storage and energy management
- alternative propulsion systems
- the competition is open, and the deadline for registration is at midday on 29 March 2017
- projects must include at least 1 vehicle manufacturer and/or tier 1 supplier and at least 1 small-to-medium-sized business working in partnership
- we expect projects to range in size from total costs of £5 million to £40 million and to last between 18 and 42 months
- businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs
- a briefing webinar will be held in London on 16 January 2017
Published 13 January 2017