Fuel Cells and
Green Hydrogen offer a long term solution to sustainable zero emission
motoring, provided that a delivery system accompanies any range extending
solution, that is capable of of giving us the infrastructure we need for a
Transitioning towards Zero Emission Vehicles: feasibility studies
Under this scheme, UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7million to develop on-vehicle solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles. Funding is from
the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
Competition opens: Monday 15 March 2021
Competition closes: Wednesday 21 April 2021 11:00am
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BACKGROUND AND FURTHER INFORMATION
Investment in R&D is key to the government’s mission of putting the UK at the forefront of the design, manufacture and use of ZEVs. These technologies can help deliver the transport decarbonisation goals and anchor economic activity across the UK.
The Government is going further and faster to decarbonise transport by phasing out the sale of new
diesel cars and vans by 2030, and, from 2035, all new cars and vans must be zero emissions at the tailpipe
Addressing these challenges through innovation, will support delivery of the UK’s ambitious phase out dates and net zero objectives. This list of examples is not intended to be exhaustive.
Challenge 1 –Improve ZEV range capability
- electric powertrains that deliver higher vehicle range and zero emission capability
highly disruptive zero emission technologies that significantly increase the efficiency of the vehicle powertrain or auxiliary systems
hydrogen technologies that focus on fuel cell development or the use of
hydrogen for the production of
advanced power electronics, machines and drives that support higher vehicle range
lightweight technologies that significantly reduced weight and hence increase vehicle range
Challenge 2 - Increase adoption of small commercial ZEVs
- fleet solutions, including service and home delivery, that improve operational performance or total cost of ownership
zero emission pick-up trucks and attributable on vehicle technology
Challenge 3 - Support transition to zero emission for special use vehicles
- ZEV technologies specific for blue light vehicles, pickup recovery and low-loaders, refuse collection
Challenge 4 – Improve ZEV user experience
- technologies which address mobility challenges faced by users with specific accessibility requirements such as disabled drivers
innovation addressing road-side recovery for ZEVs such as EV towing
innovation which will support second-hand ZEV uptake such as vehicle health monitoring technologies
innovative solutions for breaker systems and motors which improve towing of loads e.g. in caravans
caravan technologies that help increases the range or capability of ZEVs
zero emission technologies for motorhomes
all-terrain ZEV solutions which deliver parity with existing combustion vehicles
Challenge 5 –Improve sustainability of ZEVs
Solutions that support investment in a battery recycling facility
If you need more information about how to apply email email@example.com
or call 0300 321 4357.
Our phone lines are open from 9am to 11:30am and 2pm to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
Innovate UK is committed to making support for applicants accessible to everyone.
They can provide help for applicants who face barriers when making an application. This might be as a result of a disability, neurodiversity or anything else that makes it difficult to use our services. We can also give help and make other reasonable adjustments for you if your application is successful.
If you think you need more support, it is important that you contact our Customer Support Service as early as possible during your application process. You should aim to contact
Innovate UK no later than 10 working days before the competition closing date.
Finding a project partner
If you want help to find a project partner, contact the Knowledge Transfer
Support for SMEs from Innovate UK EDGE
If you receive an award, you will be contacted about working with an innovation and growth specialist at Innovate
UK EDGE. This service forms part of our funded offer to you.
These specialists focus on growing innovative businesses and ensuring that projects contribute to their growth. Working one-to-one, they can help you to identify your best strategy and harness world-class resources to grow and achieve scale.
We encourage you to engage with EDGE, delivered by a knowledgeable and objective specialist near you.
Service stations like
that above, are not needed for the
proposed onboard range extending kits for
trucks and vans, but in the longer term such off-board facilities could
provide the infrastructure solution to comply with the Automated and
Electric Vehicles Act 2018.
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