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Transitioning towards zero emission vehicles (feasibility studies)

Opens:
15/3/2021
Closes:
21/4/2021
Sectors:
All
Automotive & Transport
Project Size:
£300,000 - £600,000

Summary

The aim of this competition is to fund on-vehicle innovative solutions that support the transition to zero emission vehicles in line with the Government’s transport decarbonisation ambitions.

 

Innovate UK is looking for solutions that address one or more of the following challenges:

  • improve ZEV range capability
  • increase adoption of small commercial ZEVs
  • support transition to zero emission for special use vehicles
  • improve ZEV user experience
  • improve sustainability of ZEVs

 

Eligibility

Your project must:

  • have total eligible costs between £300,000 and £600,000
  • start by 1 Aug 2021
  • end by 31 March 2022
  • last up to 8 months

 

To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

 

Academic institutions and RTOs cannot lead or work alone.

 

To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business, academic institution, charity, not-for-profit, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

 

Academic institutions must have their research team ready to start at the beginning of the project.

Scope

The aim of this competition is to fund innovative on-vehicle solutions that support the transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) in line with the Government’s transport decarbonisation ambitions.

 

Your project must offer a solution that addresses one or more of the challenges associated with increasing the uptake in zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), including:

  • improve ZEV range capability
  • increase adoption of small commercial ZEVs
  • support transition to zero emission for special use vehicles
  • improve ZEV user experience
  • improve sustainability of ZEV

 

Technology transfer projects from other transport or energy sectors are welcome.

 

Projects can cover both niche and mainstream on-road vehicles under 3.5tonnes in categories L (mopeds and motorcycles only), M (passenger) and N (goods). Special use vehicles such as emergency vehicles (e.g. ambulances and fire engines), refuse collection vehicles, and recreational vehicles (e.g. motorhomes) will also be in scope.

 

At the end of the feasibility study, your project must be:

  • ready to continue in future R&D competitions or
  • able to raise private sector investment to take the project outcome to market

 

Your application must focus on at least one of the following challenges:

 

  • Improve ZEV range capability 
  • Increase adoption of small commercial ZEVs 
  • Support transition to zero emission for special use vehicles
  • Improve ZEV user experience
  • Improve sustainability of ZEVs
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