The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) exists to position the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production. The Advanced Propulsion Centre was formed in 2013 and is a £1 billion, ten-year commitment between government and the automotive industry. The APC is a private limited company, an industry-wide collaboration of innovators and producers of low carbon propulsion systems. The APC facilitates partnerships between those who have good low carbon propulsion ideas and those who can bring them to market. The Advanced Propulsion Centre was created to help bring these groups together and help them access funding.