The Chair will lead a team working on advanced propulsion systems, said to be essential to enable the UK automotive industry “to embrace and robustly deploy new vehicle technologies and deliver a low carbon future”.
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman, and founder, of WMG said, “What we are building with NAIC will be the largest research facility of its kind outside of Germany. Because of the work we have already done at WMG, and the huge reputation we have, has led us to secure this strategic investment, which is needed to assist the UK automotive sector.”
Tony Harper, Head of Research and Advanced System Engineering at JLR said the research was an exciting and important academic challenge which was essential to drive forward the advanced propulsion systems that could power future generations of vehicles.
The £100m NAIC building, which will begin construction in 2014, will be a unique R&D resource for the UK automotive industry, with initial revenue programmes exceeding £45m already committed.
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