£1 billion is to be spent on developing a new generation of car engines aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
Business Secretary Vince Cable is at Ford's research centre at Basildon in Essex today to announce joint government and industry funding for the work. It's expected the project could secure 30,000 UK jobs linked to producing engines.
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