The production line at Nissan's Sunderland plant
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£1bn pledge for automotive industry

The government and the car industry are to invest £1bn building a new advanced propulsion centre, Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced.

Each party will invest £500m over the next 10 years in the centre, which will research and develop less polluting, low-carbon engines.

Business Secretary Vince Cable told the Today programme's Simon Jack that "we want to invest in success."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 12 July 2013.

  • 12 Jul 2013