Engine Expo 2016
Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC)
Positioning the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production.
The role of the Advanced Propulsion Centre is to position the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production. The APC team brings together and supports those who have good ideas in the form of innovative technologies with those who can bring them to market as products. The services provided by the APC enable projects which will provide profitable growth and sustainable opportunities for the partners involved. Propulsion systems can represent up to 50% of the value of a vehicle, so the activities supported by the APC make a significant contribution to the UK’s economic prosperity, building a new capability in the UK supply base and creating a Propulsion Nation. The Advanced Propulsion Centre was formed in 2013 from a commitment between the government and automotive industry through the Automotive Council to position the UK as a global centre of excellence for low carbon powertrain development and production. It is a central pillar of the Industrial Strategy created by the Automotive Council.