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Creative new ways to charge electric vehicles: apply for funding

Thursday July 12th, 2018

Businesses can apply for up to £40 million for projects that look at creating public areas to charge electric cars or wireless charging for commercial vehicles (July 12th).Government Opportunities

The funding comes from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK, which is part of UK Research and Innovation.

Growing the infrastructure to support uptake
UK government wants nearly all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050. A major challenge will be to grow the UK’s charging infrastructure quickly enough to make electric vehicles an attractive choice.

The funding is split across 2 competitions. These are:

  • to support electric vehicle owners who don’t have suitable off-street parking to charge their vehicles in public spaces
  • to investigate wireless charging options for owners of vehicles such as taxis, service vehicles and delivery vans

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