UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10million to develop infrastructure solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles. Funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £10million
Opens: 15th Mar 2021
Closes: 21st Apr 2021
The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), formerly Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), are investing up to £17 million in support of solutions that address challenges associated with the uptake of zero emission vehicles in this programme.
The aim of this competition is to fund innovative infrastructure solutions, that support the transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEV), in line with the Government’s transport decarbonisation ambitions.
This competition seeks to support feasibility studies and research and development projects addressing one or more of the ZEV infrastructure challenges listed in the specific themes.
Your application must focus on at least one of the following infrastructure challenges.
Challenge 1 – Improve public residential charging in urban areas
Solutions which target ZEV infrastructure needs close to home for the high proportion of urban residents without access to off-street parking e.g. tower blocks and terraced houses.
Challenge 2 – Improve rural charging
Tackling the energy and communication infrastructure barriers in rural areas which affect residents’ adoption and visitors’ use of ZEV in remote locations or recreational sites.
Challenge 3 – Improving fleet charging solutions
Supporting the adoption of ZEV in fleets of cars and vans with different user requirements, infrastructure constraints and opportunities. Use-cases such as delivery services, home services, emergency services and passenger transport etc are all in scope for this challenge.
Challenge 4 – Enhance the ZEV user infrastructure experience
Improving ZEV mobility by making infrastructure solutions easier to use, including accessibility for disabled or elderly users, availability and payment mechanisms.
Innovate UK are not funding:
Your project must:
Innovate UK will not approve project extensions beyond 31 March 2022. You can only claim funding for project costs incurred up to 31 March 2022.
To lead a project your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition and must be selected through a participant’s normal procurement process. Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA).
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK will not award you funding if you have:
Innovate UK have allocated up to £10million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
If your organisation’s work on the project is mostly commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For feasibility studies and industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.