April 12, 2017 at 2:16 PM
The government has awarded £62 million in funding to low-emissions automotive projects, including the development of electric vehicle batteries to be produced in the UK.
The funding was the sixth round to be awarded through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), formed in 2013 to help develop the UK’s low-emissions vehicle manufacturing sector.
Williams Advanced Engineering said it would use its funding to work with partners on building bespoke high-performance batteries for car makers including Aston Martin.
The project, which involves building the UK’s second purpose-built electric battery plant, is to focus on design for manufacturing, recycling and reusing batteries, Williams said.
It said the project would begin in 2018 but didn’t disclose how much funding it had received.
In a separate project, BMW Motorsport is to collaborate with Delta Motorsport and industrial research group WMG at the University of Warwick to design, develop and produce power-dense batteries for electric vehicles in the UK.
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