Domin has 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 revolutionize EV architecture and deliver new levels of electrified vehicle performance.
The funding awarded to Domin is part of a wider £86.9 million investment from the APC into zero tailpipe emission vehicle technology to position the U.K. as a global leader in sustainable transport innovation. Domin will work alongside YASA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, and Cranfield University on Project Additive. Domin will adapt its 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 achieving 10% more range.
“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 U.K. jobs in the industries of the future,” said Minister for Industry and Economic Security Nusrat Ghani.
“The APC’s ongoing investments help cutting-edge companies like Domin develop the technologies that will enable mass adoption of net-zero vehicles,” said Ian Constance, CEO of APC. “This latest funding round further propels the UK toward its net-zero ambition across a diverse range of vehicle segments.”
“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 five years.”
This important investment serves as a testament to Domin’s leadership in pursuing energy-efficient systems that optimize efficiency and minimize environmental impact. As the company continues to push the boundaries of innovation, this funding enables Domin to spearhead the development of transformative technologies that will shape the future of sustainable transportation.