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24 Jan 2022

Britishvolt to Build UK Battery Gigaplant to Meet EV Demand

Britishvolt is powering ahead with its historic plans for its first full-scale electric-vehicle Gigaplant in Northumberland and is delighted that the project is receiving support from the Government through its Automotive Transformation Fund, delivered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre.
12 Oct 2021

Brill Power Revolutionises Battery Performance

Brill Power has launched the first in a new class of 'intelligent' battery management systems that are set to revolutionise the performance of stationary energy storage systems to power the future of homes and businesses globally.
23 Nov 2020

Circular End of Life Supply Chain for EV Batteries in the UK

A ground-breaking project to create a new circular end-of-life supply chain for the electric vehicle industry is being led by EMR Metals Recycling. The project has won grant support from the UK Government's Advanced Propulsion Centre.
11 Nov 2020

LEVC VN5 Electric Van Starts Production

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced the start of production for its new electric van, VN5. The new model is designed, engineered and manufactured at LEVC's award-winning production plant in Ansty, Coventry - the UK's only dedicated electric vehicle factory.
5 Nov 2020

Saietta Secures Major UK Government Research Contract

Oxfordshire based tech company Saietta has won a major grant, through the Advanced Propulsion Centre that will fast-track the first stage of the production process ramp-up for its innovative Axial Flux Traction electric motor.
22 May 2020

AMTE Power and Britishvolt sign MoU for UK's Landmark GigaFactory

AMTE Power and Britishvolt announce plans to investigate collaborating to build the UK's first full cycle battery cell GigaPlant, servicing the automotive and energy storage markets.
19 Feb 2019


Zircotec are a company that specialise in thermal barrier coatings with recent emerging applications in electric vehicle enclosures. Technical director Simon Hiiemae spoke with senior technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
27 Jul 2017

£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

The launch of the first phase of a £246 million government investment into battery technology to ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries.
3 Apr 2017

A world without batteries

Can we do the unthinkable and abandon batteries?
9 Mar 2017

Electric trucks reinvented this year

At the recent Future Powertrain Conference in Solihull UK, Professor Matthias Wellers, Managing Director AVI Powertrain, said he liked the idea of intermittent catenaries on major roads charging inter-city pure electric trucks.
8 Jun 2016

Report on SMMT Open Forum UK

The SMMT Open Forum at Automechanika Birmingham UK on the 7th June 2016 opened with an SMMT view of the saturated UK car market, currently in a temporary up phase.
3 Feb 2016

£6M of funding to develop new powertrain technologies

Morgan Motor Company is pleased to announce that it will lead a £6m project to develop new powertrain technologies.
12 Oct 2015

SMMT International Automotive Summit London 13 Oct 2015

This invitation only meeting ably introduced and summarised by Zeinab Badawi was mercifully free of PR speak.
2 Apr 2015

Consortium to deliver UK's first range-extended fleet vehicles

Millbrook, one of Europe's leading independent test and technology centres for vehicles and vehicle systems, will join a UK industry consortium to develop a new class of zero-emission, light commercial vehicle.
6 Aug 2014

£1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre hub location at Warwick

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has selected the University of Warwick as the site for its Hub location, supporting the ten year, £1 billion industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon propulsion systems.
1 Aug 2014

Large UK Government grants for KERS harvesting

Gyrodrive flywheel harvesting for buses and Flybrid flywheel harvesting for diggers will receive a big boost from large UK Government grants just announced.