Gordon Murray with Baroness Kramer
Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport visited Gordon Murray Design Limited, recipients of funding for innovative vehicle weight reduction work.
The Office of Low Emission Vehicles and Department for Transport announced details of funding; £32 million of infrastructure support up to 2020, with an additional £11 million to boost the UK’s position as a world leader in low emission vehicle technology innovation.
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said:
“The funding announced marks another milestone in the government’s support for ultra low emission vehicles as their popularity takes off. Our support to the ULEV industry will help ensure the innovation that is a hallmark of the British automotive industry will continue to drive development in this vital growth sector”.
The funding will be used to further develop Gordon Murray Design’s innovative and disruptive iStream® manufacturing technology.
Gordon Murray Design will be in partnership with Innovate UK and ELG Carbon Fibre Limited to integrate ELG’s recycled materials into Gordon Murray Design’s iStream® process.
The iStream® manufacturing system introduces the world’s first high volume low cost structural composite process to the automotive sector.
Professor Gordon Murray, Chairman of Gordon Murray Design said:
“The team at Gordon Murray Design are very excited to be working with Innovate UK and ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd to develop recycled carbon fibre technologies for automotive applications. In creating a new class of low cost, high performance materials for the economically sensitive high volume automotive market, the team aim to significantly improve the vehicle life cycle CO2 footprint (vehicle manufacture, use, recycling and reuse), bringing Formula 1 technology to the everyday motorist”.