£25m in funding available to drive UK low-carbon vehicle tech


UK businesses with innovative research and development projects that can support the development and supply of zero-emission vehicles in the long term are being offered a share of £25 million in funding.

Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) are running a competition to support pre-production trial projects of low-carbon propulsion technology in the vehicle sector, and potential projects are urged to apply for funding.

Projects must demonstrate effective solutions to speed up the development of zero-emission vehicles, or a significantly reduce vehicle carbon emissions.

Eligible projects include those that can innovate on vehicle design, production, manufacture of alternative propulsion systems, energy storage and management, powertrain structures and thermal propulsion systems. Those projects deemed to have the most beneficial effect on the UK supply chain will be prioritised.

Applications may include creating new supply chains in zero emission vehicles and electrification of the sector with an emphasis on UK-sourced high value manufacturing and sourcing, thereby limiting costs of goods to customers, and hoepfully attracting market participation from non-traditional automotive suppliers.

Applicants must be UK-based, and work with at least one micro, small or medium sized business.

The competition opens on the 13th of May and the deadline for applications is 10th July 2019.