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    Industry News: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles Feasibility Studies Competition

    The Niche Vehicle Network 2022 Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles (PLV) Feasibility Studies Competition is now open for applications.

    Sponsored by the Department for Transport (DfT) and supported by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), Zemo Partnership (Zemo), and Innovate UK, this competition provides grant funding of up to £35,000 to undertake 3-month duration desktop research and/or preliminary investigation activities aimed at supporting the accelerated development of innovative vehicle technologies applicable to road going Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles (PLV). More commonly referred to as ‘Category L’ vehicles – this encompasses motorbikes, trikes and quadricycle vehicle types.

    This competition focuses on the accelerated development of new on-road zero emission niche PLV vehicles and/or solutions to deliver increased zero emission PLV vehicle range and is open to UK registered micro and SME companies active in the niche vehicle technology sector, including niche vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers and design/engineering or technology organisations.

    This competition is only open to technologies applicable to Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles (PLV) falling within the definitions of L1 – L7.

    Please note that applications can only be submitted online through our Funding Gateway, which also contains guidance on how to apply, along with links to provide help if required.

    The deadline for bid submission is 5pm, 17th October 2022.


    Click here for the competition briefing documents, competition queries and support, technical support, or help submitting your application via the Funding Gateway, and Briefing Video.

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