Warwick Uni to host £1bn hub for green car engines

The University of Warwick has been chosen as the hub that will help create green engines for the UK’s automotive industry. It will host the £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The University of Warwick has been chosen as the hub that will help create green engines for the UK’s automotive industry.

It will host the £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), which aims to provide resources and facilities to develop low carbon propulsion systems and supply chains for 10 years.

The APC also expects to secure more than 30,000 UK jobs in the research, development and production of vehicle powertrains.

Business Secretary Vince Cable, Co-Chair of the Automotive Council said: “The Advanced Propulsion Centre is spearheading the UK’s drive to develop new greener engines.

“The news that the University of Warwick will host the headquarters for the centre means we can accelerate our research into the next generation of automotive technology.”

The APC was formed in 2013 between the government and automotive industry to position the UK as a global centre of excellence for low carbon powertrain development and production.