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Faculty of Advanced Technology


The Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering (CAPSE) based within the Faculty of Advanced Technology is a nationally recognised independent research, development, test and certification house with a reputation for cutting edge research and knowledge transfer activities within the advanced automotive and power systems engineering sectors.

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CAPSE who is proudly part sponsored by Welsh Governments flagship A4B (Academia for business) programme under the European Regional Development Fund is split into three distinctive facilities. These include the ‘Powertrain R&D facilities’ which focus on next generation hybrid and full electric vehicles. This facility houses Wales’s only 4 wheel drive direct hub dynamic chassis rolling road system. The ‘Energy Storage R&D Facilities’ which concentrate on next generation automotive and stationary energy storage solutions. These include battery, ultra-capacitor, fuel cell, fly wheel and other energy storage technologies. This facility has a wide range of testing capabilities with over one mega watt of testing capacity. Finally the ‘Energy Systems R&D Facilities’ which specialise in research, development and testing around the systems which integrate automotive and stationary energy storage with their end applications. These facilities include climatic, frequency response, power electronics, communication and fundamental electrochemistry analysis capabilities.
CAPSE

CAPSE’s mission is to support business and other organisations to develop the next generation of low carbon technologies and in doing so support the creation of new jobs and economic opportunities. CAPSE aims to achieve this through leading research and knowledge transfer based activities, to deliver a greener and more sustainable future.


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