APC12: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

Through our 12th funding competition, APC12: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability, we will be investing up to £20 million in technologies that support the development of low carbon propulsion technology in the UK and anchor the next-generation supply chain.

We are now welcoming applications from UK-based R&D projects that require funding for technologies which significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality. We are particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term supply chain and associated capabilities, in the design, build and manufacture of low and zero tailpipe-emission capable vehicles.

Projects must help make capabilities a permanent part of the UK supply chain. They must be in the following areas:

  • alternative propulsion systems
  • electric machines and power electronics
  • energy storage and energy management
  • lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
  • thermal propulsion systems

Projects must have a proven technology concept and demonstrate that there is a clear route to market. The primary technology application must be automotive.

To find out more and apply, click here.

For some advice on how to fill out your application – watch a briefing webinar here.

Key Dates

Stage 1

  • 17 December 2018– Competition opens
  • 06 March 2019 12:00pm – Competition closes

Stage 2

  • 01 April 2019 – Applicants invited to interview
  • 10 April 2019 – Responses to Technical & Economic Assessment Queries
  • 29 April 2019 – Interview Panel
Get in touch
To discuss your application and the competition further, contact Dan Bunting