Positioning the UK as the global centre of low carbon propulsion development and production.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) was formed in 2013 from a commitment between the government and automotive industry through the Automotive Council to position the UK as a global centre of excellence for low carbon powertrain development and production. It is a central pillar of the Industrial Strategy created by the Automotive Council.
The role of the APC is to position the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production. The APC team brings together and supports those who have good ideas in the form of innovative technologies with those who can bring them to market as products.
The scope of projects covered by the APC includes four of the five strategic technologies identified by the Automotive Council:
- Electric machines and power electronics
- Energy storage and management
- Internal combustion engines
- Lightweight powertrain structures
The fifth strategic technology, Intelligent Mobility, falls within the remit of the Transport Systems Catapult.