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Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Portal – Now Open for Expressions of Interest

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is welcoming expressions of interest from organisations who would like to have access to an exciting new toolkit, the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Portal. The portal is designed to be a one stop shop for all those working within the electrified supply chain. The portal will allow those in the EV supply […]

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The APC Puts Tomorrow’s Engineers in the Driving Seat

As part of its commitment to inspire the next generation of engineers, the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and its Spoke network has sponsored eight schools across the UK to build and race their own electric vehicles. The APC and Spokes will provide financial support and mentoring throughout the build process of each electric vehicle along […]

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Investment into Battery Innovation to make the UK a World Leader

Total investment of £120m from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to help the UK become a world leader in the development and production of electric vehicle batteries, announced by Greg Clark £80m of total investment through the Advanced Propulsion Centre for the UK’s first automotive battery manufacturing development facility to be created by the Coventry […]

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The Automotive Council launches two new roadmaps in connected and autonomous vehicles

The Automotive Council’s consensus roadmaps have been charting globally significant technology trajectories since they were first produced in 2009. The new Intelligent and Connected Vehicle product roadmap recognises the technological, social and infrastructural challenges connected and autonomous vehicles face in gaining mass market acceptance The new Electronic and Electrical Architectures technology roadmap recognises that the […]

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Future of Technology Series 2 – Automotive Advanced Materials: 2D or not 2D

Increasing demand for alternative-powered vehicles along with tougher government regulation and emission targets are driving the global automotive industry to challenge the traditional way of thinking, constantly push themselves to be innovative to compete in the race to reduce the amount of harmful emissions vehicles produce. Last year, the Advanced Propulsion Centre hosted the Future […]

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Deadline Extension – £4.6 Million available through TDAP funding competition

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has extended its deadline for applications for the second wave of TDAP funding until the 19th January 2018. Access to a share of £4.6 million matched funding is available to SMEs with technology that can make a difference. TDAP supports micro, small and medium-sized technology developers with low carbon propulsion solutions that can be applied […]

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Join the UK Delegation to the Beijing EV100 Conference

  In January 2018 the Advanced Propulsion Centre and Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department for International Trade (DIT) will organise a Automotive Technology Mission to China. The mission will be centred around the EV100 conference on the 14th-15th January 2018 which is […]

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APC launches additional Core Competition

For 2018 the Advanced Propulsion Centre is increasing the number of core competitions it runs per year from two to three. After industry feedback, the APC  through 2018 will pilot a new year-long schedule of the three core competitions, so that organisations have the visibility of the APC’s funding calendar. This will enable organisations to […]

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A Week On From LCV 2017 – Ian Constance

Blog post by Ian Constance, CEO of the Advanced Propulsion Centre. Last week I attended the Low Carbon Vehicle show, at Millbrook Proving Ground, the tenth anniversary of the show. The event showcased the incredible work being done in the UK in the low carbon technology arena, and made me extremely proud to be working […]

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APC Starts Search for the Next Greenpower Champions

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has opened for applications to join this year’s APC Greenpower Challenge. After a successful first year for the APC Greenpower Programme, which has seen 7 schools across the UK build and race their own electric vehicles, the APC is looking for more primary schools (ages 9-11) who would like a chance […]

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