£35m up for grabs for low carbon vehicle tech

Funding worth up to £35 million has been made available for collaborative research and development for low carbon automotive technologies. It is being delivered under the latest round of the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Funding worth up to £35 million has been made available for collaborative research and development for low carbon automotive technologies.

It is being delivered under the latest round of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition in partnership with BEIS and Innovate UK.

The aim is to take demonstrated on-vehicle technologies towards commercialisation in either on or off road vehicles.

Projects must develop technologies that will lead to significant reductions in vehicle emissions, align with Automotive Council Technology Group Roadmaps and develop the UK’s supply chain capability.

They must be collaborative and include at least one vehicle manufacturer and/or a Tier 1 supplier as part of the consortium and at least one small and medium enterprise (SME) partner.

Projects are expected to range in size form total costs of between £5 million and £40 million and should last between 18 and 42 months.

Applicants must register before midday on 29th March 2017.

The winners of another £20 million programme to cut vehicle emissions and improve air quality have been unveiled.