Funding competition: low emission freight and logistics trial

Consortia can apply for a share of up to £24 million to trial or develop low emission vehicles or on-vehicle technologies.


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The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK are to invest up to £24 million to enable industry-led research trials and development of innovative vehicles or on-vehicle technology. These need to provide real-world emissions reductions. This is for the freight, logistics, utilities and emergency industries.

This competition is in 2 streams.

Stream 1 will fund projects to trial vehicles and on-vehicle technology in the real world. It will support small trial fleets of low emission vehicles (HGVs and vans) and their refuelling / charging infrastructure. The aim is to collect research data and test the benefits of the technology before fleet-wide adoption.

We expect these projects to range in size from total costs of £500,000 to £5 million. Projects should last between 18 months and 2 years, with vehicle trials of at least one year.

Stream 2 will fund projects to develop or trial innovative and disruptive on-vehicle technology, systems or business models. These must reduce emissions in the real world.

We expect these projects to range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £5 million. Projects should last no more than one year.

Projects must be collaborative and a business must lead the project.

The competition opens on 11 July 2016.

You must register before noon on 12 October 2016.

You must apply before noon on 19 October 2016.

Watch the briefing event recording from Thursday 14 July 2016.

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