Businesses are invited to bid for a share of a £35m funding pot to develop low-carbon vehicle technology.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition is open to consortia that can deliver projects to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and strengthen the UK’s position on low-carbon vehicle technology.
Projects include at least one vehicle manufacturer or main supplier, as well as an SME.
Areas that will be supported include:
- alternative propulsion systems
- electric machines and power electronics
- energy storage and energy management
- lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
- thermal propulsion systems
Total project costs are anticipated to range in size from £5m to £40m, with a duration of between 18 and 42 months. Businesses can bid for up to 70% of their total project costs
Registration is now open, with a deadline of noon on 20 September.
In January, the government launched a competition to support low-emission freight and logistics trials.