The Government has announced £30m for four new centres of excellence to study how to accelerate electrification in transport, including cars, aviation and shipping.
Newcastle University is the lead partner for the Driving the Electric Revolution (DER) initiative that isfunded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. DER includes 21 universities and 13 research and technology bodies.
The four centres are:
The Government has also awarded £6.7m to 14 projects through the DER challenge. These projects, involving 38 firms, will boost supply chain efficiencies in industries affected by electrification, such as aerospace, automotive, energy and rail. Participants include GKN, Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce.
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