UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million across 3 competitions to research technologies and business models that develop future vehicle-to-grid (V2G) products and services.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £4.9m
Opens: 10th Jul 2017
Closes: 18th Oct 2017
Working with The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are providing funding of £20 million for innovative projects that develop future V2G products, services and knowledge. This amount will be shared between 3 competitions.
V2G is a system where plug-in electric vehicles, such as battery electric cars (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), return electricity to the power grid (with consent from their users). This is usually in return for a financial reward or benefit.
This competition is for V2G demonstrator trials in real-world environments at scale.
The aim of the demonstrator competition is to support demonstration projects that investigate novel technologies, consumer engagement approaches and business models for future implementation of V2G services.
As the fleet of electric and plug-in hybrid, ultra low-emission vehicles (ULEVs) grows, this important and rapidly developing area of technology has the potential to benefit vehicle users and support a more efficient electricity system.
The objectives are to achieve one or more of the following:
Innovate UK are seeking innovative solutions in the following V2G areas:
Specific competition themes
V2G demonstrator trials
Projects should use real-world trials with different reward mechanisms. This will help build stakeholder confidence and demonstrate the value of V2G systems for vehicle owners or users, vehicle manufacturers and energy businesses.
Projects should be based around a physical demonstration of solutions and real-world benefits. There should be clearly tested and scalable business models and a route to market. Where possible, projects should provide evidence of user behavioural insights including receptiveness to vehicle-to grid-systems at different stages of the project.
Innovate UK are seeking projects in each of the following scenarios:
Demonstrator projects must follow these guidelines:
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To lead a project you must:
Funding and project details
£20 million in total is being invested to fund innovation projects in V2G across 3 competitions.
It is envisaged the funding will be split as:
All projects must involve at least 2 partners and a business must lead all projects.
Funding and project types