Low carbon vehicles

Major changes are under way in the manufacture of vehicles of all kinds as we attempt to meet stringent new environmental regulations. These include the application of a range of new materials and technologies, and the development of low carbon motive units, including hybrid and electric vehicles.

Our activities in this area include: 

  • Research and development
  • Vehicle testing
  • Skills enhancement through a range of training programmes
  • Consultancy

The College has invested heavily in new facilities to deliver the research, training and consultancy needed to underpin the move towards low carbon vehicles.

These include the new Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation (SASMI) at the Nissan site in Sunderland, and the nearby Low Carbon Vehicle Research & Development Centre and Test Track.

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