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    Industry News: Niche Vehicle Feasibility Studies Competition

    Sponsored by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and supported by Innovate UK, the Niche Vehicle Feasibility Studies Competition provides grant funding of up to £35,000 to undertake desktop research and/or preliminary investigation activities aimed at catalysing innovative vehicle technologies applicable to road-going zero emission UK niche vehicles.

    The competition is open to single applications from UK registered SMEs and micro companies active in the zero-emission niche vehicle technology sector. There are two streams in the competition this year:


    Applications into this stream must be able to articulate how they will support the high-level objectives of accelerated development of new on-road zero emission niche vehicles and/or solutions to deliver increased zero emission vehicle range.


    Applications into this competition stream must be able to articulate how they will support the high-level objective of accelerated development of charging solutions to support increased uptake of zero emission on-road UK niche vehicles.

    Applications must be submitted online through the NVN Funding Gateway which also contains both Applicant Guidance and FAQ documents for each competition stream.

    More information, including a short introductory online video to the competition and details on how to apply is available here

    Deadline for competition applications is Monday 25th October, 17.00 GMT.

    Please note:

    You must be a member of the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) to apply for the competition and to access the NVN Funding Gateway. You can join NVN for free here.

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham