The government has announced a new £43.7 million joint industry and government funding to support the development of green auto tech, including electric motorbikes and off-road trucks.
The projects that will benefit from the funding include electric motorcycles and an all-terrain, 4×4 electric delivery truck.
The Project Zero Emission Norton aims to develop an electric motorbike with a high level of race performance, while the OX Delivers CLEAN initiative will see the development of an all-terrain electric delivery truck that can withstand tough off-road conditions by using long-life, lower cost batteries.
The projects are predicted to secure more than 550 jobs and save 27.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Minister for Investment Lord Grimstone said: “Supporting these strategically important technologies lays the path for our electric vehicle sector to compete on a global scale, driving jobs and growth nationwide whilst also creating cleaner, more sustainable modes of transport.”