Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems


The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is a new research and innovation initiative to support the delivery of clean and efficient vehicles as well as being a global leader in graduate automotive education.

The facility offers deep insights into the complex nature of transitioning to future Ultra Low and Zero Emission Vehicles with state-of-the-art experimental research platforms. This will include more and full electrification propulsion as well as unique layouts and configurations for use in fully autonomous vehicles.

Through its open access model, academics, automotive industry partners and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be able to conduct transformational research with access to world class research infrastructure and people. This will promote greater collaboration and expertise sharing to advance knowledge.

Opening in 2021 at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, IAAPS will be industry focused and build on 40 years of applied research into automotive propulsion systems at the University of Bath.

The IAAPS stand at LCV 2019 featuring our low emission test vehicle – the BMW i8.