OZEV COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

 

OZEV COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH FUNDING RATES PERCENTAGES RANGE EXTENDERS FOR VANS AND TRUCKS

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Fuel Cells and Green Hydrogen offer a long term solution to sustainable zero emission motoring, provided that a delivery system accompanies any range extending solution, that is capable of of giving us the infrastructure we need for a mobility circular economy.

 

 

 

Transitioning towards Zero Emission Vehicles: feasibility studies - onboard

Under this scheme, 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 the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

Competition opens: Monday 15 March 2021
Competition closes: Wednesday 21 April 2021 11:00am

 

 

SUMMARY - ELIGIBILITY - SCOPE - HOW TO APPLY - SUPPORTING INFORMATION

 

 

CALL (COMPETITION) FUNDING RATES: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH - ONBOARD

The funding rate for collaborative research appears to be near identical to that for feasibility studies in the 300,000 to 600,000 range set for these challenges.

 

up to 70% if you are a micro or small organisation
up to 60% if you are a medium-sized organisation
up to 50% if you are a large organisation

 

This means you will have to provide:

 

90 - 180,000 of funding if you are a micro (SME) organisation

120 - 240,000 of funding if you are a medium size organisation

150 - 300,000 of funding if you are a large organisation

 

On that basis, you will need to assess venturing out into the technological unknown, very carefully. The OZEV are asking a lot of anyone considering rising to the challenge, but especially so for start-ups that do not have profits to tap into, from years of trading and market exploitation.

 

One might then expect the larger concerns to take up the torch, rather than a start up company, that is probably supported by directors loans, and is unlikely to persuade banks to lend against proposals that may not have an immediate commercial market. Or may do so, but for fossil fuel and other concerns, looking to red-flag disruptive technology.

 

Our advice is not to over extend yourself. If you cannot comfortably afford to take a hit, leave development to those with deeper pockets. Consider filing a patent instead. With 2035 looming fast and patents having a lifespan of 20 years. State granted protection for zero emission vehicle improvements, suddenly seems like a good bet. For example, 90,000 ninety thousand pounds buys a lot of patent cover. Why waste that on a feasibility study. Get the tech protected, and let the big players cover the cost of development refinement - under licence.


Volkswagen Crafter electric van with range extender

 

 

OZEV Office for Zero Emission Vehicles

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-zero-emission-vehicles

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/870/overview?_ga=2.62674792.599942321.1615457464-224646731.1615457464
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/innovation-apply-for-a-funding-award#applying-for-a-competition-on-the-innovation-funding-service
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/20-million-fund-fuels-search-for-electric-vehicle-innovations
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-zero-emission-vehicles
https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/873/overview#summary

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-zero-emission-vehicles

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/870/overview?_ga=2.62674792.599942321.1615457464-224646731.1615457464
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/innovation-apply-for-a-funding-award#applying-for-a-competition-on-the-innovation-funding-service
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/20-million-fund-fuels-search-for-electric-vehicle-innovations
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-zero-emission-vehicles
https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/873/overview#summary

 

 

 

 

DUAL FUEL - Service stations like that above, are not needed for the proposed onboard range extending kits for trucks and vans, but in the longer term such off-board facilities could provide the infrastructure solution to comply with the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018.

 

 

 

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