Sponsored by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and supported by Innovate UK, the Niche Vehicle Feasibility Studies Competition provides grant funding of up to £35,000 to UK registered SMEs and micro companies active in the zero-emission niche vehicle technology sector, to undertake desktop research and/or preliminary investigation activities aimed at catalysing innovative vehicle technologies applicable to road-going zero emission UK niche vehicles. There are two competition streams: STREAM 1 – RANGE EXTENSION AND IMPROVED EFFICIENCY Applications into this stream must be able to articulate how they will support the high-level objectives of accelerated development of new on-road zero emission niche vehicles and/or solutions to deliver increased zero emission vehicle range. STREAM 2 – INNOVATIVE CHARGING SOLUTIONS 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. Applications are online through the NVN Funding Gateway which also contains Applicant Guidance and FAQ documents for each competition stream. More information, including a short introductory online video to the competition and how to apply is available here Deadline for competition applications is MONDAY 25th OCTOBER, 17.00 GMT. You must be a member of the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) to apply and to access the NVN Funding Gateway. You can join NVN for free here.
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