Automotive Transformation Fund

Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Study 2 Winners

A £9.4 million investment

The winners from the second Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Study Competition FS2 received a share of £9.4 million in public funding. Below, you can find out more about each of the studies.



  • Advanced Energy Minerals (UK) Ltd – 5N HPA Manufacturing Plant, Coventry, West Midlands
  • Cornish Lithium Ltd – Trelavour Hard Rock Lithium Scoping Study, Penryn, Cornwall
  • EVC Powertech Ltd – 6-minute EV: an EV battery that can be charged in 6-minutes , Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Green Lithium Refining Ltd – Green Lithium, Rosyth Refinery, Rosyth, Dunfermlin
  • Ilika Technologies Ltd & Comau – A technical feasibility study of the manufacturing scale up for Ilika’s Solid State Batteries, Romsey, Hampshire
  • Ricardo UK Ltd – Feasibility study to quantify the opportunity for niche volume battery pack manufacturing in the UK, including consideration of second life processing, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
  • RML Group Ltd – Feasibility study into the scale-up operations and processes of a UK battery manufacturing facility, Wellingborough, Northants
  • Talga Anode UK Ltd – CALIBER: Conductive Additives to reduce Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Resistance, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Fuel Cells

  • GKN Autostructures Ltd – H.E.N.R.Y, Telford, Shropshire
  • Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd – Graphene Enhanced Composite Hydrogen Tanks for Automotive (REACH-OUT), Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Loop Technology Ltd – HySMART, Dorchester, Dorset
  • Ultima Forma Ltd – HYSTOR: Composite Electroformed Hydrogen Tank, Farnham, Surrey
  • Xcience Ltd – Hydrogen Storage for Transport: HYTRANSTOR, Frimley, Surrey


Motors & Drives

  • Electrified Automation Ltd – Removing barriers for OEMs through Automated Manufacturing (ROAM), Bridgewater, Somerset
  • Equipmake Ltd – Electric Drivetrain Scale Up Manufacturing Study (EDSUMS), Snetterton, Norfolk
  • Ford Motor Company Ltd – GigaDriveUK: Feasibility of high volume electric drive unit and hybrid transmission manufacture within Ford UK, Basildon, Essex
  • Less Common Metals Ltd – New UK Magnet plant, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
  • Meritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems (UK) Ltd – PARETA: High Efficiency Parallel Motor for Automotive Application, Cwmbran, Monmouthshire
  • Q-Flo Ltd – Enabling EMI Shielding, Doncaster, South Yorkshire



  • Baruch Enterprises Ltd – Lithium Ion Battery Assembly and Remanufacturing facility (Li-BAR), Edmonton, London
  • Entrust EV Technology Ltd – Reprocessing Retired EV Batteries for Secondary Use, Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Innvotek Ltd – Second life batteries for future applications (Batt2TheFuture), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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