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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.