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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 »

Ricardo receives UK government funding to optimize EV climate control systems

Engineering services provider Ricardo has received funding from the UK’s Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles, in partnership with Innovate UK, for a project to optimize in-car thermal and energy management systems to improve EV range and battery performance. Partnering with Jaguar Land Rover and using a Jaguar I-PACE as a demonstrator vehicle, engineers will look… Read more »

UK charging platform Bonnet raises $1.3 million in new funding

UK startup Bonnet has raised £920,000 ($1.3 million) in new funding, including £850,000 in an equity financing round led by Ascension Ventures and a £70,000 grant from Innovate UK and OZEV (government-funded entities that promote the British EV industry). Bonnet is a charging platform designed to simplify paying for public charging. There are currently over… 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 »

Altilium works to transform mine tailings into valuable EV battery materials

UK-based clean technology group Altilium has secured over £700,000 in UK government funding for two collaborative research projects focused on the recovery of copper and rare earth elements (REE) from mine waste. Building on previous work to recover lithium and other battery materials from end-of-life EV batteries, Altilium is partnering with CPI and the Camborne… Read more »

Faraday Battery Challenge funds projects on recycling, digital twins, innovative battery materials and production

Innovate UK‘s Faraday Battery Challenge will support 17 new EV battery initiatives with £27.6 million. The new projects will advance various types of EV battery technology, including digital twins, battery recycling and next-generation materials. All the projects integrate technological, market and commercial aspects designed to increase UK battery value chain competitiveness. OXLiD is investigating Lithium-sulfur… Read more »

Urban Electric tests its retractable kerbside charge points in on-street trials

The UK has become a laboratory for developing various forms of on-street charging to serve the many residents who lack driveways or garages, and thus aren’t able to install EV chargers at home. One of the companies working in this space is Urban Electric, which makes a charging post that  retracts under the pavement when… Read more »

Sprint Power develops components for wireless charging trial for fleet vehicles

Sprint Power, a British firm that specializes in electrified propulsion systems, power electronics and battery systems, is leading a UK government-backed project that aims to demonstrate the suitability of wireless charging technology for fleet vehicles. Funding for the wireless charging project has been provided by Innovate UK, a public body designed to drive research and… Read more »

Charging provider Mer and fleet charging specialist Paua form roaming partnership

Two UK charging providers, Mer and Paua, have formed a new roaming partnership. Paua’s fleet customers will now be able to use Mer’s network of over 160 chargers. Mer, which is owned by Norwegian renewable energy provider Statkraft, uses renewable energy sources to power its network. In the UK, it offers charging to businesses and… Read more »

Libertine wins funding to develop free-piston range extenders for electric truck

Libertine has secured funding from Innovate UK to advance the development of its range-extender concept for heavy-duty applications. Libertine says its free-piston range extenders offer the efficiency of fuel cells and the durability of conventional engines, and its intelliGEN control technology solves the free-piston motion challenge, optimizing combustion conditions from the first ignition cycle. Libertine’s… Read more »