The government has announced £12 million worth of funding for “ground-breaking research” into zero emissions transport, including electric vehicle (EV) charging. Funding will be provided through the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and delivered through Innovate UK, and has been announced alongside the introduction of green number plates. Of the £12 million, £10 million will go to the creation of a new Zero Emission Vehicle Innovation Competition. Applicants will be able to bid for a grant that will help to fund R&D and feasibility work for six-month rapid-delivery projects. These projects will be focused on the development of on-vehicle and charging technologies, helping to accelerate the transition to zero emissions vehicles in the UK.
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A SCOTTISH company aiming to tackle the major problem of charging electric vehicles for people without off-street parking options has raised £4.1 million to support development and growth of its “flat and flush” points. Aberdeen-based Trojan Energy estimates 10 million people in the UK and 100 million in Europe park their vehicles on the street. It declared that switching to electric vehicles could potentially reduce European carbon dioxide emissions by more than 120 million tonnes annually.
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