Case Studies

 

Since 2013, we have supported many organisations to deliver projects that drive the UK automotive industry and economy forward on the road to net zero. Read some of our success stories and learn about the impact of technologies that have been developed through our support.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

Cummins: Spinning up E-Turbo innovation 

11/06/2024

Project Trident aimed to increase efficiency in hydrogen fuel cells through the development of an E-Turbo, a vital technology for decarbonising heavy-duty vehicles.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

ALIVE and demonstrating: Constellium enclosures

28/09/2023

Standing for Aluminium Intensive Vehicle Enclosures, ALIVE aimed to take a major step with disruptive high-strength aluminium alloys and processing and joining technologies.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

Holtex: new polishing venture puts shine on APC-funded project Trident

27/04/2023

A new business - Holdson - has spun out of an Advanced Propulsion Centre collaborative R&D funded project, thanks to the learning and exposure to commercial opportunities provided by one of our funding competitions.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

Manure-powered CNH Industrial tractor is helping bring food from farm to fork

30/03/2023

The world’s first 100% methane-powered tractor has been developed through a project that received £9.1 million in government funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

CELEB2: Equipmake electric drivetrains powering growth

19/01/2023

By taking part in an APC-funded collaborative research and development project, Norfolk-based Equipmake has developed a world-leading electric drivetrain.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

To the future with the Saietta axial flux motor

Saietta is developing e-motor manufacturing capability at scale in the UK. Known as the axial flux motor, this case study demonstrates the value of being awarded a grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

Ariel Hipercar: Ultra-high performance electric sports car

Find out how a consortium of UK SMEs brought Ariel’s HIPERCAR - an ultra high-performance electric vehicle - to life through one of our collaborative R&D competitions.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

RACEForm: Impression Technologies upscaling the HFQ forming process

Find out how this consortium used the Hot Form Quench (HFQ) process to optimise the performance of aluminium alloys and reduce the associated costs during the RACEForm project.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

ACE–DC casting & Nissan UK: Accelerating foundry R&D

The ACE-DC (Alliance Casting Europe Development Centre) project was led by Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) to expand its R&D capabilities and enhance its competitiveness among the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance.

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Collaborative R&D Competitions

The green Wrightbus: a UK export success story

Wrightbus built the world’s first double decker hydrogen fuel cell bus, and now has fleets operating in five cities across the UK and Ireland thanks to an APC-funded project.

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