government funding for low-carbon development

APC confirms new government funding for low-carbon development

An additional £33 million of government funding has been earmarked for the delivery of low-carbon technologies in the UK automotive sector.

The funding forms part of the 12th round of investment from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

More funding to supportive innovative design

Successful projects that will receive additional funding in the coming months include the development of ultra-clean engines for heavy haulage, rail and shipping, new cost-effective battery developments and end-to-end supply chain optimisation to lower costs.

Business and industry minister Andrew Stephenson said: “This new investment will further enhance the UK’s leading position in the development of clean growth in the automotive sector.

“These projects will build the capacity and capability of UK companies to manufacture low-carbon technology and create high-skilled jobs and opportunities for all throughout the country.”

Ian Constance, chief executive of the APC, concluded the development of cutting-edge technologies will help to safeguard the UK automotive industry.

It will help to future-proof the sector against ongoing uncertainty and ensure the nation is in a position to take advantage of new opportunities for growth in the coming years.

Jenny Smith, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “The UK remains at the forefront of low-carbon technology development in automotive and this latest round of funding aims to keep us there. It’s great to see such supportive investment be targeted at an area where UK designers and developers continue to excel.”

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Fuelcard Services 3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge team to support Pendleside Hospice

Members of the Fuel Card Services team will be taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

It’s a daring venture and one in support of a great cause – raising money for Pendleside Hospice.

All in support of an amazing charity

The team will aim to complete the 24-mile hike that takes on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours.

It’s quite the challenge, but one we’re keen to tackle head-on. Indeed, we expect there to be plenty of ups and downs (excuse the pun), but ultimately the goal is to have a great time.

Here’s how our group of intrepid volunteers have been described: “The team ranges from the overly confident to some who are enquiring about being airlifted off if their legs won’t take them any further. Most are probably just looking forward to the pub lunch at the end.”

Whatever their motivation, our team will do their utmost to raise funds for what is a fantastic charity.

Pendleside Hospice provides care and support to individuals and their families facing life-limiting illnesses. It is a charitable trust reliant on public donations of more than £3 million per year to continue its important work.

You can support our team of intrepid hikers by visiting our Just Giving profile page.

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