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£20m Funding Fuels Electric Vehicle Innovations

The Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) is pleased to announce that their Collaborative R&D Competition is now open for applications. This competition forms part of the £20m funding launched last week by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) for innovative, zero emission electric vehicle and infrastructure projects. The competition streams are:

 

1. EV Challenge

Innovative Charging to accelerate the development of innovative off board electric vehicle charging solutions in the UK that are directly applicable to on-road, zero emission UK niche electric vehicles in order to promote increased take-up and improve user experience. The consortium must already have established technical feasibility of their concept, and now aims to develop and produce a proof of concept of first prototype.

Early Stage Research and Development (Proof of concept) to accelerate the development of innovative off board electric vehicle charging solutions in the UK that are directly applicable to on-road, zero emission UK niche electric vehicles in order to promote increased take-up and improve user experience. The consortium must already have established technical feasibility of their concept, and now aims to develop and produce a proof of concept of first prototype.

 

2. Late Stage R&D (Production Readiness)

To accelerate the development of innovative off board electric vehicle charging solutions in the UK that are directly applicable to on-road, zero emission UK niche electric vehicles in order to promote increased take-up and improve user experience. The consortium must already have established technical feasibility of their concept, and now aims to develop and produce a proof of concept of first prototype.

 

Applications & Deadline

Please note that applications can only be submitted online through our Funding Gateway which also contains guidance on how to apply, with links to provide help if required. The gateway is open to all NVN members. You can register to become a member for FREE here.

The deadline for bid submissions is 5pm, Thursday 15th April, 2021.

 

About the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN)

The Niche Vehicle Network is a free to join, independent network of UK niche vehicle manufacturers, specialist technology, design, and engineering organisations.

Supported by Innovate UK, the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, and the Advanced Propulsion Centre, NVN provides a collaborative R&D Programme supporting innovative, SME-led projects focusing on developing and demonstrating zero emission vehicle technologies in niche vehicle applications.

NVN also facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing, providing its members with the opportunity to network and showcase innovation to the industry at a variety its own and industry events.

 

Want to find out more about the Niche Vehicle Network and the funding call, please get in touch below.

Contact NVN Here

 

 

 

 

 

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