Business are being invited to bid for a share of a £100 million funding package for low carbon, low emission vehicle technologies.
Projects must deliver “significant reductions” in vehicle CO2 or other emissions compared to current technologies while aligning with the Automotive Council Technology Group roadmaps for advanced propulsion and help boost the UK’s supply chain.
Eligible project costs are estimated to be between £5 million and £40 million, according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Innovate UK and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).
Projects must be collaborative and business-led and include both a vehicle manufacturer or a tier 1 supplier and an SME partner.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “Green technology will drive the cars of the future and UK designers and manufacturers must continue to be leading innovators in this field. That’s why we’ve collaborated with industry to provide £1 billion joint investment in the Advanced Propulsion Centre – one of the driving forces behind our automotive industrial strategy.”
The competition is now open and the deadline for registration closes at noon on 7th January 2015.