Advanced Propulsion Centre
About the Advanced Propulsion Centre
Our job is to ensure the UK remains competitive in the research, development and production of low carbon automotive technologies, anchoring and growing UK capabilities.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre funds a wide range on technologies. The key focus areas are:
• Thermal Propulsion Systems
• Energy Storage & Energy Management
• Electrics Machine & Power Electronics
• Light-weight Vehicle & Powertrain Structures
Through a team of hand-picked specialists we introduce those with good ideas to those who can take them to market, providing mentoring and access to funding along the way.
Born out of the collaboration between UK Government and industry, our organisation aims to save 50 million tonnes of CO2, safeguard or create 30,000 jobs in the UK and make £1 billion of match funding, committed by industry and government, available to research and develop low carbon automotive technologies in the UK.
We are now half way through a ten-year programme launched in 2013, and well on our way to achieving our targets. Our nine competitions represent investments of £715 million investment across 41 projects made up of 151 organisations in consortia partnerships, safeguarding or creating a potential 23,800 jobs in the UK, saving a potential 39.7 million tonnes CO2. This is the equivalent of removing 2.2 million cars off the road.