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APC LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO SUPPORT UK’S FIRST BATTERY MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT FACILITY

Key industrialisation element of Faraday Challenge to develop UK’s EV supply chain New facility will allow suppliers to undertake scale-up of new battery technology for production Marking a major step forward in ensuring the UK has capability to become a global leader in the development and production of electric vehicles The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) […]

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APC Spokes Receive Government Investment for New Low-Carbon Facilities

The University of Bath, the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Spoke for Internal Combustion Engine System Efficiency, has received significant government investment to develop the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS). IAAPS will be a £60 million global centre of excellence, delivering transformational research and innovation into advanced propulsion systems. Located at the Bristol and Bath […]

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APC8 Grant Funding Competition Open Now

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is continuing to drive low-carbon propulsion innovation through its latest funding competition, APC 8: Anchoring low-carbon technology in the UK – Accelerating sustainable change. Today, 10th July 2017, marks the opening of APC 8: Anchoring low-carbon technology in the UK – Accelerating sustainable change competition. The APC in association with Innovate […]

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APC Greenpower Teams Take to the Track

Four schools sponsored by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and its Spoke Community took to the track to race their electric kit cars last week. Broad Heath Primary School, Howes Primary School, Roundhill Primary School  and Aston on Trent Primary School went head to head with a number of primary schools from across the UK […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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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