E4tech and Ricardo support the Advanced Propulsion Centre in a vital automotive industry study

E4tech, in collaboration with Ricardo, is helping the Advanced Propulsion Centre to undertake an industry-wide study that will shape crucial support for the UK’s automotive industry. The study will build upon the 2010 ‘Automotive Technologies: The UK’s current capability’ report, which established the UK’s ability to deliver key passenger car technologies and led to the definition of the strategic technologies for the UK automotive industry that are still used in 2015 to guide government support to the sector. The 2010 report, along with the Automotive Council roadmaps established a strong foundation for engagement between UK government, industry and academia.

The new study will research a broader range of market sectors, surveying industry experts regarding their low carbon propulsion R&D activities in order to assess the UK’s capability to deliver these strategic technologies. In addition, the study will identify new technology-led opportunities, assessing their relative attractiveness and determining how barriers to their attainment can be overcome. The findings from this study will be consolidated into a high profile report that will enable industry, government and academic stakeholders to identify opportunities for strategic capability growth in the UK.

The Advanced Propulsion Centre exists to position the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production, supported by the Automotive Council and UK Government Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. As an important part of the automotive community we are asking for 20 minutes of your time to complete a survey regarding your organisation’s R&D activities focussed on low carbon propulsion technologies. Please contact us at AdvancedPropulsionSurvey@apcuk.co.uk if you would like to participate in the study and have not already received an invitation to complete a survey.

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