The UK was the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050, and the acceleration towards vehicle electrification was prominent in the headlines with the Government’s announcement that it was set to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2035.
The North East is in prime position to capitalise on the electric vehicle revolution. It’s home to Europe’s most successful electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, to Europe’s first ever giga factory, the Envision AESC UK, and produces over one million electric motors per annum – quite simply we are already a globally significant location for electrified powertrain technologies.
The purpose of the Electrified Powertrain Technology Group (EPT) is to strengthen the North East's manufacturing and research activity in electrified powertrain components and systems, to increase investment, activity and collaboration within existing NEAA members and attract new powertrain electrification businesses and investment to the North East region.
The EPT Group is an important step in supporting the North East’s transition to become a true automotive powerhouse and a location of choice for automotive investment in Europe. The Group will be chaired by Ryan Maughan, founder of AVID Technology and has long been at the forefront of the shift towards electrification, specialising in the design and manufacture of electrified powertrain components.
The EPT mission is to:
For further information on the EPT Group, contact the NEAA Team.
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the region's automotive industry.