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BMW awarded £26.2million to develop electric vehicle battery

19 Aug 2021

The UK government has announced that it will invest £26.2 million to develop an electric car battery that will have the capability of providing a similar driving range to that of a petrol engine. This investment by the government forms part of a bigger funding programme of developing green automotive technology.

The project is set to save over 3.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in the Oxford area and secure nearly 1,500 jobs.

Andreas Loehrke, Head of Research and Design for BMW Motorsport Ltd UK commented said:

“This is a really exciting opportunity to collaborate with world leading companies to develop high tech battery technology. It strengthens our UK partner base and safeguards and extends our research and design centre.'

BMW is one of the four companies that have been awarded funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre CR&D Competition, which backs businesses developing green automotive technology.

Reference: “New long-range BMW battery concept backed by UK government” 18/08/2021