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Cars: Technology

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 9th March 2016.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the Government has invested into research and development of future car technologies in each of the last three years.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Government is fully committed to the continuing success of the automotive sector and supports the development of future car technologies through a variety of mechanisms depending on the technology and stage of development. The most significant sources of funding are set out in the following table:

13/14

14/15

15/16

BIS (incl. Innovate UK & Advanced Propulsion Centre)

10

40.5

27.7

Office for Low Emission Vehicles

17.5

8.9

10.5

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (BIS, DfT & HMT)

15.75

23.75

Total (£M)

27.5

65.15

61.95

In addition the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has invested £127M in research relevant to the automotive sector since FY 13/14.

In the last Spending Review my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer confirmed Government funding for the Advanced Propulsion Centre out to 2023 and announced additional support for automotive R&D of £225m from 2023 to 2026.

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