University of Warwick

Advanced Propulsion Research Laboratory (APRL)

The APRL will link people, research and world-leading infrastructure, to create next-generation technologies in the propulsion systems that are central to the future competitiveness of the automotive industry.

Project summary

The industry faces unprecedented challenges as the world moves to a low-carbon technology model. Escalating energy costs and legislation imposing strict emissions limits reinforce these challenges. It is forecast that by 2040 almost none of Europe’s new cars will be powered solely by a traditional engine.

APRL will lead research to address these arising needs, transforming the research and innovation landscape, and positioning the UK as a leading innovator in propulsion systems.

Partners:  University of Warwick, WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), with Jaguar Land Rover.

Value of project:

over £65 million

Co-funding:

£51 million

UKRPIF award:

£14.5 million