Businesses can apply for a share of £20 million to support technologies that allow a range of vehicles to be zero emission, including HGVs.

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, via the Faraday Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, are investing up to £20m to enable industry-led research into vehicle technologies that accelerates the transition to zero emission vehicles. This is the 14th competition in the Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP) series.

For the first time in an IDP competition a proportion of the budget will focus on medium and heavy goods vehicles.

We are particularly looking for projects to develop low-cost, highly integrated systems to enable zero emission journeys for cars. We are also looking for zero emission or zero emission capable journeys for medium and heavy goods vehicles.

A briefing event for this project will be held on 27th September in Birmingham: click here to book a place.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can book a place on the webcast of the event.

 

Feasibility studies (up to £250k per project)

There is up to £2 million to fund feasibility studies. Projects should focus on accelerating the transition to zero emission technologies for cars. We also want a focus on zero emission or zero emission capable technologies for medium and heavy goods vehicles. Projects for feasibility studies should last up to 12 months. More information here.

Research and development (£250k to £4m per project)

There is up to £18 million available: £15 million for innovation projects, including up to £5 million for battery projects that meet the objectives of the Faraday Challenge Fund, and £3 million for research and development projects, which should focus on zero emission or zero emission capable medium and heavy goods vehicles. Projects should last between 12 months and 3 years. If your project falls outside of this range you will need to speak to Innovate UK before you apply. The call for research and development projects can be found here.

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