Next-generation low carbon vehicle technology: apply for funding

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has £20 million to invest in technologies that support the development of low carbon propulsion technology in the UK and anchor a next-generation supply chain.

The APC is particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities and supply chain in the design, build and manufacture of low-emission vehicle technologies.

Projects must help make capabilities a permanent part of the UK supply chain. They must be in the following areas:

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

Projects must have a proven technology concept and demonstrate that there is a clear route to market. The primary technology application must be automotive.

Competition information

  • the competition opens on 6 August 2018 and the deadline for applications is midday on 3 October 2018
  • projects must be led by a business working in partnership with others, and must include an SME and a vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier
  • total project costs should range between £5 million and £40 million. They can last between 18 and 42 months
  • organisations could attract up to 70% of their project costs
  • a briefing event will be held on 16 August 2018 for advice on applying for APC funding

For more information and to apply for funding follow the link below:

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