Competition closes: 21 April 2021, 11am
Applicants notified: 20 May 2021
Project start date & duration: 01 July 2021; up to 10 months
- demonstrate a credible and practical route to market for your innovative interactive solution.
- include a plan to commercialise your results and demonstrate how it will be of value to the public sector.
- must create a solution which helps users to understand the strengths and weaknesses of deploying commercially available battery electric zero emission trucks.
- must be an interactive solution which helps users:
- gain an understanding of the economic and practical feasibility of the technology
- de-risk, aid and encourage fleet operators to convert to battery electric vehicles
- must provide information to help users make decisions about:
- how to identify an appropriate technical specification for battery electric trucks
- the ‘total cost of ownership’ approach and financing
- how operations and duty cycles might influence vehicle selection
- what to expect in terms of vehicle use and system performance
- what critical supporting infrastructure is required to support a fleet, including costs
- options for vehicle charging, including the use of rapid charging which would enable trucks to routinely operate in excess of their rated range
- training requirements for organisations
- electric vehicle specific aspects of fleet management, repair, and maintenance
The field testing and demonstration can include trucks with varying specifications but must:
- be capable of ultra-rapid charging (≥100kW)
- have an estimated single charge range of more than 90 miles or 140 kilometres
- have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 16 to 29 tonnes.
Projects that will not be funded
- commercial development activities such as quantity production
- supply to establish commercial viability or to recover R&D costs
- integration, customisation or incremental adaptations and improvements to existing products or processes
- generation of a tool or model with an excessive software focus, including where the intent is to produce an app, or model hypothetical scenarios
- demonstrations which use hybrid or range extender technology, or any other technology which produces tailpipe emissions.
- demonstrations which use hydrogen fuel cell vehicles or hydrogen internal combustion vehicles.
- projects which focus on niche vehicle applications such as refuse collection or gritter trucks
- Lead must be a UK registered company, academic, research public, third sector or community organisation
- For R&D contracts up to £10Mn in Phase 1
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