Funding Competition: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests up to £30 million, 3 times a year, in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. These are pre-production projects and must be match funded. In this round APC is investing £20 million.

APC 12 is looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities and associated supply chain in the design, build and manufacture of zero tailpipe emission vehicles.

Also welcome are projects which demonstrate a significant change in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, compared to best in class. This can include technologies such as motors, batteries, power electronics, hybridisation and alternative propulsion systems.

Projects must support the growth of these technologies, creating more jobs and capability throughout the UK supply chain.

Your project must concentrate on the automotive market as its primary application.

This competition follows a 2 stage process:

  1. Written application.

  2. Interviews for successful applicants from the first stage.


Competition opens on Monday 7th January 2019 and closes Wednesday 6th March 2019

This competition closes at 12pm midday UK time.