Government funding rounds for zero emission transport transition now open

Wed 31 March 2021 View all news More bus news

There have been a number of recent announcements of funding available to support the transition to zero carbon road transport. Some are close to submission deadlines. A summary of these is provided here...

Funding rounds currently open include: 

  • Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) Scheme (link) - Information for local transport authorities in England, outside London, on how to apply for the ZEBRA scheme. Deadline for Expressions of interest (standard track) ends 25 June.
  • SBRI Zero emission road freight, supporting uptake of battery electric trucks (link) - Organisations can apply for a share of £10 million, inclusive of VAT, to provide an innovative solution to enable fleets to switch to battery electric trucks.  Closes 21 April.
  • Zero emission road freight strand 1: electric road systems (link). UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies into an electric road system demonstration.  Closes 5 May.
  • Zero emission road freight - strand 2: hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (link). UK registered businesses or organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies into a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demonstration. Closes 5 May.
  • Zero emission road freight strand 3: supply chain technology (link). UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies and industrial research in supply chain technology.  Closes 5 May.
  • APC 18: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability (link). UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million for UK-developed late-stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector and its’ associated supply chain.  Closes 5 May.
  • Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 9 (link). UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK. Closes 21 April.
  • Infrastructure solutions for zero emission vehicles (link). UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10million to develop infrastructure solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles. Funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). Closes 21 April.
  • Transitioning towards Zero Emission Vehicles : CR&D (link).  UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million, to develop on-vehicle solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles. Funding is from Office Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). Closes 21 April.
  • Transitioning towards Zero Emission Vehicles: feasibility studies (link). UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7million to develop on-vehicle solutions that address challenges associated with the transition to zero emission vehicles. Funding is from Office Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).  Closes 21 April.
  • Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero (link). UK registered businesses of any size can apply for a share of up to £22 million for innovation projects focused on supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives. Closes 30 June.
  • Zero emission road freight strand 3: supply chain technology (link). UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies and industrial research in supply chain technology. Closes 26 May.
  • Niche Vehicle “EV Challenge” Innovative Charging Competition 2021 (link).  A platform for collaborative research and development in the area of innovative charging solutions for electric vehicles within the UK niche vehicle sector. Closes 15 April.
  • Niche Vehicle “EV Challenge” Early Stage R&D  Competition 2021 (link). (Proof of Concept) – to demonstrate the accelerated development of technologies (based around specific areas), directly applicable to on-road, zero emission UK niche vehicles. Closes 15 April
  • Niche Vehicle “EV Challenge” Late Stage R&D  Competition 2021 (link). (Production Readiness) – to demonstrate the accelerated development of low carbon and zero emission technologies (based around specific areas), directly applicable to on-road or off highway, UK niche vehicles. Closes 15 April.

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