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Making electrification a reality for the automotive industry

July 09, 2019 / Maddy White

The electrification of the car industry is happening, but for deeply-rooted supply chains that task is proving tricky. We spoke to the Advanced Propulsion Centre, an institute that is helping to drive an electric future forward for automotive manufacturers. Last month, the Advanced Propulsion Centre, a joint venture between the UK government and the automotive industry, awarded £33m to propel the UK’s low carbon car industry in its twelfth round of funding. The funding is designated for innovative electric automotive projects, ranging from the development of high-performance battery packs and electrified construction equipment, to hydrogen-powered engines, as well as helping to support the establishment of future supply chains. The CCC’s net zero emissions target by 2050 means the development of low carbon vehicle technology is a crucial part of the future success of the UK automotive industry. Whilst this deadline might sound like a long way off, most passenger vehic...