APC Makes £30M Funding Available to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Today, we have opened our 10th funding competition, APC 10, making up to £30 million available for the development of low carbon automotive technology in the UK.

Open to consortia of organisations including vehicle manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers, SMEs and academic institutions, competition funding is available for a wide range of low carbon projects. These include programmes to develop alternative propulsion systems, power electronics and energy storage technology, as well as lightweighting and thermal propulsion systems.

Earlier this year, an APC project enabled Nissan and its partners develop the production process for the new Nissan LEAF’s high-capacity battery. Ford has also been able to develop new low emissions technology, which will go into production on its 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine shortly.

Ian Constance, Chief Executive of the APC, said: “The development of low carbon powertrain technology remains crucial to the future success of the UK automotive industry. This latest round of APC funding, and the innovations it will support, will help to further establish the UK as a leading destination for the development of low carbon technology.”

This funding competition is open to projects costing between £5 million and £40 million, lasting for between 18 and 42 months. Competition entries must be submitted by midday, 27 June 2018.

For more information on the funding competition, click here.