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R.I.P. I.C.E? Not Quite Yet

“The news of my death has been greatly exaggerated” was the resounding message left at the end of the R.I.P. I.C.E? Debate on Monday. Hosted by the Advanced Propulsion Centre and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council at the Royal Institution, experts in the field actively engaged in answering the question ‘is a world driving […]

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R.I.P. I.C.E? Debate – The Race Towards Electrification

The demand for electric vehicles is growing globally with EV’s set to pass the 2 million mark by the end of 2016. As the world wakes up to the impacts of harmful emissions, will people turn their backs on the internal combustion engine? The past 5 years has seen a sharp uptake in the number […]

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Budding engineers get revved up by the Advanced Propulsion Centre

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) hopes to inspire a future generation of engineers by working with Greenpower. Seven schools across the UK will be given the opportunity to build and race their own electric vehicles thanks to support from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), APC and APC Spoke Community. Youngsters across the […]

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Does Nissan’s Rio 2016 contender herald a new direction for fuel cell vehicles?

Last month the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic team gathered in Manchester to celebrate their record-breaking medal haul at the Rio Olympics. Leading the celebratory parade was a gold Nissan LEAF which symbolises the continued strength of the UK automotive industry. However the gold LEAF wasn’t the only contender Nissan fielded at this year’s games. Before […]

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A 14 Year Old’s Perspective: The Future Of Automotive

A guest blog piece by Lily, the APC’s Marketing Work Experience Intern.  The automotive industry is changing. Millennials are the target market for the majority of vehicle manufacturers, but do they really know what young people want? Studies show that the idea of car ownership is becoming less appealing to many. People are car sharing […]

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UK Car Manufacturing Breaks 1,000,000 Vehicles in 2016

The SMMT have announced that UK car exports pass the million mark in 2016 following steady growth for car manufacturing in September 2016. UK car manufacturing volumes steadily increased over September to a growth of 0.9% with 159,726 vehicles produced. This drove the overall output for the first three quarters to rise by 10.5%, with exports growing […]

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OakTec Pulse-R Engine wins MoD contract

Lancaster-based low carbon powertrain specialist OakTec has recently secured its first commercial contract from the MoD to explore the suitability of its novel Pulse-R engine technology to combust a broad spectrum of fuel types in the same engine… The development work will seek to produce a demonstration engine that will combust a range of fuels […]

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R.I.P I.C.E – A Global Perspective

The historic agreement reached by 195 nations at the Paris climate conference illustrated that the world is on the precipice of radical change. United around the single aim of tackling climate change, countries from across the globe set in motion ambitious decarbonisation plans. Central to this global vision of a more sustainable world was the […]

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Electric Machines Spoke Officially Launched

The Electric Machines Spoke, situated at Newcastle University, held its official launch event last week. Key industry figures and leading academics met to celebrate the opening of the Spoke, which will be the centre for a community of experts in electric machine technology. Building on the UK’s world-leading capability in electrical machines; the Electric Machines […]

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How can the UK automotive supply chain capitalise on the shift towards electrification?

How can the UK supply chain stay ahead of the competition in a world where climate change commitments and air quality concerns are stimulating rapid development of low carbon and low emissions vehicle technologies? The Advanced Propulsion Centre collaborated with the Spokes, E4tech and Ricardo to facilitate a series of workshops at LCV2016 themed around […]

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