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Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which applications for funding from the Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform had been successful on the latest date for which information is available. (293033)

To date, the successful applications for funding under the Technology Strategy Board’s Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform are:

September 2007

Lead Company

Project Title


Jaguar Cars Ltd


FiFe Batteries Ltd

Li-Ion batteries for plug-in HEVs

Magnomatics Ltd


Axon Automotive

Axon 60

Jaguar Cars Ltd

Flywheel hybrid system for premium vehicles



Leyland Trucks Ltd

Second generation 7.5t-12t diesel/electric hybrid truck

Land Rover

Range Extended Vehicle (REHEV)

Tanfield Group plc

DESERVE - Develop high energy battery and high power supercaps for all electric range van evaluation

BAE Systems

Hybrid electric technology for transit buses

Ford Motor Co Ltd

Engine optimisation for reduced parasitic losses

Hatcher Components Ltd

Commercial vehicle fuel and carbon reduction by the use of 'aerospace aero' devices

Intelligent Energy

Zero emission London taxi commercialisation

Ricardo UK Ltd

2/4 CAR 2/4 - stroke switching carbon reduction vehicle


Lower cost, light weight vehicles by increasing the use of post consumer aluminium scrap

Ultra-efficient vehicle systems competition

Smith Electric Vehicles

Integrated ‘E’ van system

Ricardo UK Ltd.

Hyboost—Hybridised boosted optimised system with turbocompound

Axeon Technologies Ltd.

Next generation battery management system

Integral Powertrain Ltd.

Ultra-cost efficient hybrid powertrain (UCEHP)

Nissan Motor Manufacturing

Ultra-efficient electric machines and drives for EVs and HEVs

Ultra-low carbon vehicles demonstrator competition


Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators (CABLED)


EEMS Accelerate

Nissan/Smith Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Accelerated Development in the North East (EVADINE)

Ford Motor Company

Ford Focus Battery Electric Vehicle

EDF Energy/Elektromotive/Greater London Authority/Westminster City Council

London South East Bid

BMW Group

MINI E Research Project


Peugeot Electric Cars

Toyota/EDF Energy

PHV—Paving the way to full commercialisation of plug-in hybrid vehicles

The above 28 projects are being grant funded to a total of £59.1 million.