Funding worth £24 million is being made available for new technologies that can significantly reduce emissions at the vehicle tailpipe.
Businesses are being invited to bid for a share of the cash to develop low-cost and highly integrated systems that enable zero-emission journeys.
Funding is available for three types of projects: feasibility studies into technology, proof of concept and collaborative research and development on projects that can achieve significant emissions savings in road vehicles, with the latter producing results within one year.
Work must focus on one or more of the following technologies:
- Electric machines and power electronics
- Energy storage and management
- Lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
- Thermal propulsion
- Highly disruptive technologies that would significantly speed up the reduction of CO2 or other emissions
Projects must be led by a business working in collaboration with at least one other organisation.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Innovate UK are investing in the projects.
The deadline for registration is 19th October.