Automotive

The UK is at the cutting-edge of electric vehicle technology with a thriving world-class automotive industry. Combining global motorsport leadership and a highly advanced R&D ecosystem.

Pioneering research

The UK’s innovation and technological capabilities set it apart from its competitors. Clients are in pole position to capitalise on the three major global automotive trends of low-carbon propulsion, lightweighting and Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV).

Strong supply chain

The UK has 14 major vehicle production facilities, 2,500 component providers and 18 of the top 20 Tier 1 automotive suppliers.

Motorsport

The UK has the world’s most advanced motorsport industry, with 80% of the world’s top motorsport engineers and designers.

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Ansible Motion offers automotive engineers a safe and cost-effective way to test new vehicle designs.

Norwich, UK

150,000

people working directly in automotive manufacturing

£78bn

turnover for the UK automotive industry

14+

Major vehicle production facilities

£2.5bn+

of government investment into batteries, motors and CAVs

£80m

for the 'Driving the Electric Revolution' programme

Leaders in technological advancements

It’s not only UK-built cars which are in popular demand; we are at the cutting-edge of the technologies needed to underpin the vehicles of tomorrow.

Electric vehicles

YASA Motors is a world-leader in manufacturing motors for electric vehicles and is the exclusive supplier to Ferrari for the new SF90 - the marque’s first-ever plug-in hybrid.

Lightweighting

British lightweighting company Impression Technologies has pioneered an innovative manufacturing process to make aluminium body pressings with much lighter and higher strength metal, reducing weight and cost.

Battery development

Ilika is a global pioneer in the development of solid-state batteries. Designed for electric vehicles - its lithium cells provide superior performance to traditional lithium-ion batteries.

Next steps

Whether you’re looking for a supplier or starting a business in the UK, we can help. Get in touch with us for simple, straightforward help and advice on how to do business in the UK.