UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million, to develop on-vehicle solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles. Funding is from Office Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £7 million
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 (ZEVs) in this programme.
The aim of this competition is to fund innovative on-vehicle solutions that support the transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) in line with the Government’s transport decarbonisation ambitions.
Your project must offer a solution that addresses one or more of the challenges associated with increasing the uptake in zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), including:
Technology transfer projects from other transport or energy sectors are welcome.
Projects can cover both niche and mainstream on-road vehicles under 3.5tonnes in categories L (mopeds and motorcycles only), M (passenger) and N (goods). Special use vehicles such as emergency vehicles (e.g. ambulances and fire engines), refuse collection vehicles, and recreational vehicles (e.g. motorhomes) will also be in scope.
Your application must focus on at least one of the following challenges.
You must clearly identify the primary challenge for assessment purposes. Your solution can cover several challenges but will be assessed against the primary challenge selected.
Examples of each challenge are in ‘Supporting information’.
Challenge 1 – Improve ZEV range capability
Advances in zero emission on-vehicle technologies to improve EV range anxiety by enabling increased vehicle range, efficiency or capability.
Challenge 2 – Increase adoption of small commercial ZEVs
Tackling on vehicle technological challenges associated with under 3.5tonne commercial vehicles, including fleets, to improve operational performance or total cost of ownership.
Challenge 3 – Support transition to zero emission for special use vehicles
Technological solutions for special use vehicles, such as emergency vehicles, which are technically challenging but need to make the transition to zero.
Challenge 4 –Improve ZEV user experience
Technologies which improve ZEV user experience by for example improving mobility, road-side recovery or their use in a recreational setting.
Challenge 5 –Improve sustainability of ZEVs
Solutions that enable battery recycling facilities.
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 or work alone your organisation must:
Academic institutions and RTOs cannot lead or work alone.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
Academic institutions must have their research team ready to start at the beginning of the project.
The maximum number of organisations allowed in a consortium in this competition is 3, including the lead. This maximum number includes non-grant claiming partners, but not subcontractors.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
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 £7 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
This competition includes two strands:
For this strand, collaborative R&D, up to £6 million has been allocated. Innovate UK will use a portfolio approach and reserves the right to move some of this funding to the feasibility studies strand.
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 industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of: