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 projects that support the development of low carbon propulsion capability in the UK automotive sector and anchor the next-generation supply chain.

We are welcoming applications from UK-based later-stage R&D projects that require funding to 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. We are looking for projects from organisations developing technology that can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality compared the best in class.

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

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

Projects must have a proven technology concept and demonstrate that there is a clear route to market, with the primary technology application being automotive.

To find out more and start your application, click here.

Key Dates

Stage 1

  • 17 December 2018– Competition announced
  • 7 January 2018 – Competition opens
  • 10 January 2019 – Briefing event webinar: watch here.
  • 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
  • Week of 29 April 2019 – Interview Panel
Get in touch
To discuss your application and the competition further, contact Dan Bunting