Sustainable automotive technology is to receive a £43.7million boost in joint funding from industry and government, which is expected to secure hundreds of jobs.
The development of auto tech such as electric motorbikes and off-road vehicles, designed for emerging markets, could also see a saving of around 27.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions (CO2), the equivalent of removing the lifetime emissions of 1.1 million cars from the road.
The projects, which could secure 550 new jobs, include an all-terrain, 4×4 electric delivery truck as well as the electric motorcycles. Both have been awarded the funding, which is in its 19th round, through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Collaborative Research and Development competition.
APC’s work aims to drive innovation and collaboration to build robust foundations for a sustainable UK automotive industry to thrive. Its competition supports innovations surrounding low carbon auto…