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Niche Vehicle Feasibility Studies Competition

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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