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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 […]

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£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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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APC WELCOMES £270M INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY CHALLENGE FUNDING

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has given its support to the new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s (ISCF) focus on battery technology development, announced in today’s Spring Budget. The ISCF, which supports collaboration between science and business, aims to invigorate the development of disruptive technologies in the UK. Part of the £23 billion National Productivity Investment […]

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UK Automotive Industry Starts 2017 on a High

UK car manufacturing is on a 9 year high with figures showing the best January performance since 2008. An increase production of 7.5% was recorded in January in comparison to the previous year’s figures, resulting in a total of 147,922 cars manufactured in the UK last month. The hunger overseas for UK manufactured vehicles continued […]

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Automotive Council – Workstream Support Facilitators

The Automotive Council are looking to work with organisations interested in developing and delivering a ‘Workstream Support Facilitators’ scheme for short term development talent placement. Initially the programme will run as a 12 month pilot period, but with an option for longer if the scheme is successful. To help aid the work of the Automotive […]

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Advanced Propulsion Centre-Funded Ford Transit PHEVs Given Green Light in London

  Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Ford Transit Custom is supported by £4.7m Advanced Propulsion Centre and industry funding UK-developed zero-emissions capable vans to be trialled in London from Autumn 2017 APC has committed funding to similar projects with a total value of more than £325m since 2014 A number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Ford Transit Custom […]

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