Jaguar Land Rover – Chamaeleon

Core competitions

Changing lightweight vehicle technology

Project Highlights

  • Developing new materials and manufacturing technologies to produce lightweight vehicle structures and improve vehicle rigidity.
  • The new lightweight structures will facilitate the reduction of emissions, across common Hybrid and BEV platforms – with no compromise on premium vehicle performance
  • Improves driveability and reduces cost of electric and hybrid powertrain options
  • Offers wider industry and export opportunities
  • Total project value £7.4 million with half of this funded through the APC

Project Consortium

  • Jaguar Land Rover Limited
  • Brunel University London (BCAST)
  • GKN Autostructures Limited
  • Magna International Holding (UK) Ltd
  • Powdertech (Bicester) Limited
  • University of Warwick

Heavy hitters developing lightweight vehicle technology

Project Chamaeleon enables the UK to deliver high volume, lightweight materials, reducing weight and improving vehicle rigidity. As well as reducing emissions, the Project will embed new skills into the UK's supply chain, offer export opportunities and create and protect UK jobs in engineering and manufacturing.
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