UK’s electric motorbikes and off-road trucks get £43.7m boost

Backed projects aim to accelerate transport decarbonisation plans

Big Zero Report 2022

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.”

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