04 December 2017
Businesses can lead research and development projects into low emission technologies for cars, motorbikes, lorries and vans as part of a long-term funding plan for the UK to lead the way in new vehicle developments.
Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) have up to £20 million to invest in new vehicle technologies. This is the 14th competition under their integrated delivery plan (IDP).
Up to £18 million is set aside in this competition for research and development projects that develop technologies to support the transition, and a further £2 million is set aside for smaller feasibility studies.
Funding for the competition includes £15 million from OLEV and £5 million from the Faraday Challenge. This is the part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund that will particularly support battery technology.
Projects could look at:
- electric machines and power electronics
- energy storage and energy management
- lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
- highly disruptive zero emission technologies
- propulsion for zero emission medium and heavy goods vehicles
The deadline for applications is at midday on 13 December 2017
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