The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will invest up to £2 million in innovative Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) research and development projects. This phase 1 investment will be delivered through Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. The aims of this competition are to:
- unlock and expand the energy flexibility potential of Electric Vehicle (EV) bi-directional charging technologies and business models in the UK
- accelerate commercialisation of V2X technologies and services
- increase business and consumer interest in V2X
- bring together diverse stakeholders across the energy and transport sectors to overcome barriers to V2X deployment
This competition is the first phase of a two phase V2X innovation programme with total funding of £11.4million. A separate competition for small scale V2X demonstrations is planned for 2023. Phase 1 projects must deliver prototype hardware, software or business models which reduce barriers to entry for domestic or non-domestic use of V2X bi-directional chargers to provide energy flexibility service. Competition closes 4 May 2022.