Sponsored by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and Innovate UK, the Niche Vehicle Feasibility Studies Competition provides grant funding of up to £35,000 to undertake 3-month duration desktop research and/or preliminary investigation activities aimed at catalysing innovative vehicle technologies applicable to road-going zero emission UK niche vehicles.
Programme: Niche Vehicle Network
Award: Share of up to £35k
Opens: 22nd Sep 2021
Closes: 25th Oct 2021
The competition is open to UK registered micro and SME companies active in the niche vehicle technology sector. This could include (but is not limited to) niche vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers, design, engineering or technology organisations.
There are two competition streams – this document relates to Stream 2 – Innovative Charging Solution projects. Applications into this competition stream must be able to articulate how they will support the high level objective of accelerated development of charging solutions to support increased uptake of zero emission on-road UK niche vehicles.
Areas for investigation could include the following technology themes:
The following technologies are specifically out of scope and ineligible for funding in this competition stream:
Funding is restricted to technologies applicable to powered, wheeled road-going zero emission UK niche vehicles. Whilst it is accepted that some solutions may be applicable to larger volume (non-niche) vehicles, applicants must be able to demonstrate how their project is relevant for the UK niche sector.
Solutions relevant to the following vehicle types are applicable and in scope for this competition: Powered, zero emission, wheeled vehicles used on-road, with niche vehicle applicability:
Solutions for the following vehicle types are out of scope for this competition:
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