Warwick University named as central Hub for Advanced Propulsion Centre

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has selected Warwick University of as the site for its Hub location, supporting the ten-year, £1bn industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon propulsion systems.

According to APC, the central Hub and national Spoke structure will provide the UK automotive industry with resources and facilities to develop advanced propulsion systems and supply chains.

In doing so the aim of the APC, in partnership with industry, is to secure and grow over 30,000 UK jobs currently engaged in the research, development and production of vehicle powertrains as the industry transitions to a low carbon future for all modes of transportation.

In a statement, APC chief executive Tony Pixton said: ‘The Advanced Propulsion Centre will support the UK automotive industry to become a global leader in the research, development and production of advanced propulsion systems. Through our Hub and Spoke network we will enable collaboration between SMEs, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers to create new powertrain solutions that build UK capability.

‘The APC has already committed more than £130m of new investment into the UK economy since it opened for business earlier this year. By the end of the year an additional round of project funding will allocate up to a further £75m as part of the rapid action being undertaken by the APC team.

‘The Hub facility is due to open in the Autumn and we will make further announcements about Spoke locations later this year.’