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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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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

Page last updated 10 July 2017