Register for future APC news

The Latest News

APC Spokes Recognised Among the World’s Top Academic Institutions

The QS report of world-leading universities has identified that four of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) Spoke Leaders have been listed among the top 100 universities in the world or have a five-star rating. “We are extremely proud and would like to pass on our congratulations to our colleagues at University of Warwick, University of […]

Read the article

The Flying Car – Science fiction of science fact?

A blog post by Ian Constance, CEO – Advanced Propulsion Centre The Flying Car – Science fiction of science fact? From Chitty Chitty bang bang, to Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean, it has been a long-standing dream that one day flying cars will be the primary choice for personal transport. In the last few months or so […]

Read the article

Production Readiness Competition Open for Applications

A new competition to provide a platform for UK SMEs and their supply chain to take existing low carbon vehicle technologies from demonstration through to production readiness is now open. The Production Readiness Competition is designed to assist UK SMEs in deveoloping their low carbon technologies in a compressed timescale, leading to significant economic benefits […]

Read the article

First Five fleets confirmed for Ford Transit plug-in hybrid van trials

The first 5 fleets of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Ford Transit Custom vans will explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner air targets, whilst boosting productivity for operators in urban conditions – the toughest working environment for commercial vehicles. Ford announced at the start of the year a number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) […]

Read the article

UK Automotive Industry at 17 Year High

The UK Automotive Industry continues to surge with manufacturing figures for March showing it was the most productive month in 17 years. Demand for UK manufactured vehicles is continuing to soar, with one car being exported every 20 seconds in March resulting in a growth of 10.6% on the previous year. 170,691 cars were built […]

Read the article

£62M APC FUNDING FOR LOW CARBON INNOVATION

New government-industry funding awarded to seven pioneering UK initiatives Projects are forecast to create or safeguard 2370 British jobs in the automotive industry Latest funding part of 10-year partnership to bring UK low-carbon technologies to market The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded £62 million funding to projects led by BMW Motorsport, New Holland Agriculture, […]

Read the article

WORLD-FIRST VIRTUAL TESTING FACILITY TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT TIME

  World-first network of virtual testing links six of the UK’s leading physical powertrain research facilities Allowing the automotive industry to shorten the development process of low-carbon propulsion technologies making the UK more competitive  Significantly reducing time and costs allowing innovative SMEs to thrive Today, the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) Spoke community launched the World’s […]

Read the article

New Career Opportunity Available – Technology & Trends Manager

Are you interested in working at the heart of the UK automotive industry, understanding and working with others to create the future technology research agendas? An exciting position has opened at the Advanced Propulsion Centre for the “Technology and Trend Manager”. This position will support an array of different initiatives as we build consensus on […]

Read the article

APC STRENGTHENS COMMS TEAM WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS

To strengthen its communications in the UK and overseas, The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has appointed Liam O’Neill as corporate communications manager, and Torque Agency Group to provide ongoing support. A former Jaguar Land Rover global technology and innovation storyteller, Liam brings experience working with some of the most influential stakeholders in the automotive industry. […]

Read the article

ADVANCED HYBRID VEHICLE TRANSMISSION DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN THE UK

The first UK production of a class leading, state of the art, automotive hybrid transmission for prestige and high-performance vehicles will begin early in 2020. The initial £28M engineering program, part funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), has been running for nine months and is already entering the hardware test stage. hofer powertrain UK […]

Read the article