Auto2030 provides certainty for manufacturers and investors

Auto2030 published today (Sunday, 26 November 2023) as part of the wider government’s Advanced Manufacturing Plan provides certainty for manufacturers and investors says the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC).

To date the UK has the second highest battery electric car sales in Europe, bringing the total number of plug-in vehicles on UK roads to over 1.4 million licensed, of which over 60% are battery electric. The automotive sector has been leading the way in the transition to net zero-tailpipe emission vehicles.

Ian Constance, Chief Executive, APC said:

We welcome the vote of confidence that Auto2030 and Advanced Manufacturing Plan brings to the UK Automotive design and manufacturing industry. This recognises the importance of creating the right conditions and supporting investment as the industry transitions to new energy vehicles. Over the past decade the UK automotive sector has seen significant growth of new technologies and businesses supporting decarbonisation. These are adding strength and resilience to the supply chains that support UK vehicle assemblers.

The formation of a Hydrogen Taskforce adds further focus to this vital area for the future of heavy-duty transport. The APC has supported a number of investments in innovation of hydrogen propulsion systems. Our insights suggest that hydrogen solutions will be required alongside large-scale battery electrification to decarbonise transport and the UK can play a significant role in developing and producing these technologies.

The APC celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Established in 2013 to bridge the gap between industry, academia and government, our mission remains to leverage the UK’s rich legacy for innovation and entrepreneurship and support the growth of a sustainable, domestic supply chain, focused on developing net-zero technology for a rapidly evolving market. 

Today’s announcement will support UK businesses and investors to anchor supply chains at scale and pace.

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