Advanced Propulsion Centre – APC

The APC was founded in 2013 as a joint venture between the automotive industry and UK government to research, develop and commercialise the technologies for the vehicles of the future. The APC has created a Spoke community that brings together specialist academic, technological and commercial expertise to share best practice for the development of low emission propulsion technologies. Each Spoke is hosted by a leading UK university, globally-recognised in its field, with several named in the top 100 universities in the world. Newcastle University is host to the Electric Machines Spoke.

The APC’s National Network is focused around 3 key themes:

Supporting APC Centrally: By providing access to knowledge and facilities through the Spokes Community; Universities being part of project consortiums

Life Cycle Assessment: Supporting the sector to transition to adopting a holistic view of LCA processes and implementation including running LCA webinars and workshops

Net-zero: Helping to address the decarbonisation agenda. Activities include a cross-sector Transport Energy Network and thought leadership events through the Future of Technology series