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Centre for Automotive & Power Systems Engineering


CAPSE centre


The Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering (CAPSE) based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science 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.


Missions

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.


CAPSE offers

  • A significant range of automotive, R&D, testing and advisory services.
  • A wide range of energy storage device R&D, testing and advisory services from hybrid / electric vehicles to renewable energy and personal electronics.
  • A variety of R&D, testing and advisory services focused around power electronics, control systems design and advanced communications.

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    About CAPSE

    CAPSE (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. 
    • 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.
    • A significant range of automotive, R&D, testing and advisory services.
    • A wide range of energy storage device R&D, testing and advisory services from hybrid / electric vehicles to renewable energy and personal electronics.
    • A variety of R&D, testing and advisory services focused around power electronics, control systems design and advanced communications.


    For more information, contact:

    Jonathan Williams

    Centre Director & Principal Lecturer
    Email: jonathan.williams@southwales.ac.uk


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