Transitioning the UK automotive sector to become low carbon

Dr James Widmer, Director Newcastle University Centre for Advanced Electrical Drives, Lead for Advanced Propulsion centre (APC) Electric Machines Spoke.

The UK produces 1.7m vehicles every year, keeping more than 160,000 people busy both day and night. The diversity ranges from luxury to main-stream cars, buses, motorcycles, diggers, and trucks. With many of the most recognisable brands in the world choosing the UK as a manufacturing base. But the sector is facing seismic global changes, with the challenges of zero emission vehicles. The UK needs to safeguard its current position in this global sector ensuring we are building on our strengths and capabilities to address the fundamental challenges of investment, development and growth of our automotive supply chain.

DURING THIS SESSION DELEGATES WILL LEARN:

1. The UK's position as a global player

2. Key opportunities for the UK automotive supply chain

3. More about what the APC can offer UK businesses

Julie Knox

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