Results for: "Innovate UK"

Innovate UK ponies up £15 million for carbon-reducing vehicle technologies

The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) has put up a pot of £15 million ($24 million) in grants for the development of vehicle technologies that can reduce CO2 emissions. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Innovate UK is seeking proposals in these areas: Electric machines and power electronics… Read more »

UK offers £24 million in funding for low-emission freight and logistics vehicle trials

The UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles has launched a new £24-million funding competition to enable industry-led research trials and development of innovative vehicles and related technology for the freight, logistics, utilities and emergency industries. The competition consists of two streams. Stream 1 will fund real-world trials of vehicles and on-vehicle technology, supporting small trial… Read more »

Trojan Energy scores £4.1 million in funding for on-street charging solution

Scottish start-up Trojan Energy has secured a £4.1 million round of seed funding to support the roll-out of its on-street flat and flush EV charging points. Equity Gap led a £1 million funding round; other investors include SIS Ventures, Alba Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank. The equity funding unlocked an additional £3.1 million from… Read more »

NCC partners with Drive System Design to integrate composite materials into e-drives

England’s National Composites Centre (NCC) is partnering with engineering consultancy Drive System Design (DSD) on a new project to improve the efficiency of integrated e-drives. The 12-month project is partly funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and will investigate the use of composites to enable both increased power density and a reduction in… Read more »

Alvant’s aluminum matrix composites boast 40% weight savings for electric motor rotors

Innovate UK is sponsoring a number of competitions to spur companies to develop emissions-reducing vehicle technologies, with millions of pound in grant money for the winners. One of these is Make it Lighter with Less, which aims to improve the efficiency and performance of electric motors. This project is led by Alvant, a specialist in… Read more »

EO charging installs 40 smart chargers for London logistics firm

UK-based EVSE manufacturer EO Charging has completed the installation of 40 EO smart chargers for London-based logistics firm Gnewt Cargo. Gnewt Cargo, a last-mile city logistics operator that has its main depot in the Bow area of London, has commissioned a total of 63 EO smart chargers, connected by two eoHUBs, to keep its 100%… Read more »

Nexeon and partners win £7 million in funding to develop silicon anode tech

Silicon anode specialist Nexeon, along with a couple of partners, has been awarded £7 million in Innovate UK funding for the SUNRISE project, which will develop battery materials based on silicon as a replacement for carbon in the cell anode Nexeon will lead the silicon material development and scale-up stages of the project, while polymer… Read more »

Polestar announces partnership with European charging network Plugsurfing

EV startup Polestar has begun production of its Polestar 2 in Luqiao, China, and hopes to begin deliveries this summer, starting in Europe and followed by China and North America. Now Polestar has announced a partnership with European public charging network Plugsurfing, which will give Polestar 2 drivers in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,… Read more »

Millbrook opens EV driveline test site in California

Millbrook Revolutionary Engineering has opened a new EV driveline test facility in the San Francisco Bay area. The 25,000-square-foot facility will offer testing of inverters and vehicle-in-loop capabilities, battery simulators and e-machine testing at speeds of 20,000 rpm. The company has installed four electric drive unit test stands with a combined capacity of 2,880 testing… Read more »