Funding for Project to Revolutionise Vehicle Propulsion and Handling
We have been awarded £4.4 million by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to participate in Project Additive – an initiative to develop integrated wheel motor and active suspension technology that will revolutionise EV architecture and deliver new levels of electrified vehicle performance.
The funding awarded is part of a wider £86.9 million investment from the APC into zero tailpipe emission vehicle technology, with the goal of positioning the UK as a global leader in sustainable transport innovation.
World-class Active Suspension
We will work alongside YASA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, and Cranfield University on Project Additive. We will adapt our world-class active suspension systems to integrate with YASA’s in-wheel axial motor solution, giving drivers ground-breaking performance, and enabling vehicles to go further in more comfort. This will reduce range anxiety, with electric vehicles being able to achieve 10% more range.
Announcing the funding, Minister for Industry and Economic Security Nusrat Ghani said: “Together with industry, we’re providing a huge £89 million of funding to drive 20 ground-breaking net-zero tech projects, which will help grow the economy and create UK jobs in the industries of the future.”
APC CEO Ian Constance stated: “The APC’s ongoing investments help cutting-edge companies like Domin develop the technologies that will enable mass adoption of net-zero vehicles. This latest funding round further propels the UK toward its net-zero ambition across a diverse range of vehicle segments.”
Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation in Hydraulics
“We are thrilled to receive this significant investment from the APC for Project Additive,” said Marcus Pont, CEO of Domin. “It enables us to accelerate the development and production of our innovative active suspension systems, which will improve energy efficiency as well as transform the driving experience. With the APC’s support, we expect to see vehicles equipped with our technology hit the roads within 5 years.”
This vital investment in Project Additive serves as a testament to our leadership in the pursuit of energy-efficient systems that not only optimise efficiency but also minimise environmental impact. As the company continues to push the boundaries of innovation, this funding enables us to spearhead the development of transformative technologies that will shape the future of sustainable transportation.