The government is to give £62 million in the latest round of funding to help develop low- carbon technology in the UK.
The money is going to the Coventry-based Advanced Propulsion Centre, comprising from BMW Motorsport, New Holland Agriculture, Jaguar Land Rover, Williams Advanced Engineering, Penso Consulting, Ford Motor Company and Westfield Sportscars. The initiative aims to save 50 million tonnes of CO2 by 2023.
This is the sixth round of APC funding since 2013, and is forecast to safeguard 2,370 jobs in the UK.
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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.”
Projects include the development of affordable hybrid powertrains and finding solutions for gaps in the UK’s current electrification supply chain.
Jaguar Land Rover is working alongside other UK manufacturers and universities to create new lightweight vehicle technology, while BMW Motorsport is collaborating with Delta Motorsport and the University of Warwick to develop power-dense vehicle batteries.