Sustainability Case studies

Automotive sector strategy drives UK business

30 June 2014 #Sustainability Case studies

automotive-infographicThe Automotive Sector Strategy, published in July 2013, provided a shared vision between industry and government for a globally competitive and growing UK automotive manufacturing industry. With Automotive Council leadership, the priorities set out are:

  • Technology – including £1bn joint investment in the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop, commercialise and manufacture advanced propulsion technologies in the UK; technology roadmaps.
  • Supply chain – including establishing an Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO) to improve the image of the UK as a place for automotive suppliers to invest; access to finance cooperation framework agreed with the banks.
  • Skills – high level roadmap for skills to create talent pipeline.
  • Business environment – establishment of new Automotive Council Group to address and cement the UK as a globally competitive place to do automotive business.
  • Kick-starting the ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) market: £500m government investment 2015-2020, building on £400m current investment; ULEV strategy published in September 2013.

The Strategy is long-term. Some actions are well advanced (eg APC, AIO), for others workplans are still in their infancy.

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