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Low Emission Vehicles

Governments across the globe are working and deploying plans to reduce carbon and particulate emissions to improve the environment for generations to come.

Transport connects people, places, goods and services. The UK is well placed to capitalise on technologies and innovation to benefit the economy, society, individuals and the environment.

These are huge markets, with huge employment potential, but they depend on the innovation that comes from the SME sector. We need technology development in Batteries, Hydrogen , Power Electronics, Machines and Drives to help us reach net zero by 2050.

On a day to day basis we help numerous businesses to reach their potential in this area. Initially we start with a short conversation to understand how we can best assist.

We have deep knowledge of the sector including the latest government grants and greentech investors.  We have a strong network of organisations across the low emission mobility space, including charging and hydrogen infrastructure. Sometimes the most valuable piece of work we can do is to connect to you another company in the LEM space that will amplify your value proposition.

We work across sectors in the KTN and work extremely closely with other teams and in particular enabling and energy teams. We work on ISCF programs such as Driving the Electric Revolution, Future Flight and low emission funded programs.

Our Low Emission Vehicles Expert

Simon Buckley

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Funding Opportunities

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) bi-directional charging Phase 1

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million funding from BEIS to develop V2X bi-directional electric vehicle charging prototype hardware, software or business models.

Opens: 24/03/2022 Closes: 04/05/2022

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APC 21: Developing automotive technologies and capability for net zero

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £25 million for late-stage R&D projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net-zero automotive future.

Opens: 31/03/2022 Closes: 18/05/2022

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Automotive Transformation Fund Scale up Readiness Validation (SuRV)

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £15 million to validate readiness of net zero technologies and processes for scale up through pilot production, with a maximum grant request of £2 million.

Opens: 20/04/2022 Closes: 25/05/2022

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Canada-UK Net Zero Value Chains - Transportation

UK registered businesses and Canadian SMEs can apply to collaborate on joint R&D projects that enable the transition to net zero for the automotive, rail, or maritime sectors.

Opens: 04/04/2022 Closes: 29/06/2022

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7th June

Extending the life of fleet vehicles via low or zero carbon technologies

A consortium of Local Authorities, led by Luton Borough Council, is working with the Innovation Exchange programme to find technologies capable of extending the life of their current diesel powered fleet through implementing retrofittable low/zero carbon solutions.

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Meet the successful applicants in the Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme 2022

The SMEs in the electric vehicle battery sector selected for the 2022 Faraday Battery Investment Readiness Programme have been announced.

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HydroGenerally Podcast Series

The Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network is delighted to share with you: HydroGenerally – a podcast series that is giving a voice to explore the applications, opportunities and challenges of the hydrogen economy, in a series of 20-minute discussions led by Innovate UK KTN’s experts in Hydrogen, Steffan Eldred and Simon Buckley.

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