Government plans £1bn investment in automotive research centre for developing low-carbon technologies
Vince Cable, the business secretary, announced last Friday plans to invest £1bn in a research centre to develop low-carbon technologies to succeed diesel and petrol engines, a media outlet reveals.
According to the respective report, the Government is ready to commit about £500m over the next decade to the proposed research facility, dubbed the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). Match funding will be provided by no less than 27 companies from the private sector, including here Nissan, Bentley, BMW and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Vince Cable, the business secretary, said that: “The UK automotive sector has been incredibly successful in recent times, with billions of pounds of investment and new jobs. This has been achieved by government and industry working together. With the next generation of vehicles set to be powered by radically different technologies we need to maintain this momentum and act now. Our industrial strategy will ensure we keep on working together to make our automotive industry a world leader.”
Apart from developing alternative low-carbon technologies that will succeed the current diesel and petrol engines, the centre is likely to have a huge impact in terms of employment, since it is set to secure at least 30,000 jobs currently linked to producing engines and create more in the supply chain.
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