The Niche Vehicle Network is an independent association of over 900 niche vehicle manufacturers, specialist technology and design and engineering companies.Join for free what are the benefits?
Strategic aims of the Niche Vehicle Network
Funding innovation within niche vehicle manufacturing
Through funding collaborative research and development activities in low carbon vehicle technologies, including electric and hybrid propulsion, lightweight chassis structures, engine efficiency, alternative fuels and aerodynamics
Showcasing the UK niche vehicle manufacturing sector
Through our events and Member networking activities, including hosting our Annual Niche Vehicle Symposium and Member’s Forum as well as exhibiting at the Cenex LCV Show, Advanced Engineering, Formula Student and other strategic industry events
Promoting the interests of the niche sector
Through developing strategic alliances to promote the interests of the niche sector, to minimise potentially restrictive regulations, maximise exports and support the penetration of new markets
To bolster the UK niche vehicle manufacturing supply chain
Through funding strategic projects aimed at supporting growth in niche vehicle manufacturers and their UK supply chains, safeguarding and creating jobs and skills
Supporting your niche vehicle goals with outstanding innovation support
We provide innovation support and grant funding to enable our members to develop new technologies and demonstration prototypes which form the basis of future vehicle models.
The Niche Vehicle Network have successfully helped fund a variety of programmes since 2008
Safe and Versatile Torque Control
A collaboration between Delta Motorsport, YASA Motors and Potenza aimed at enhancing electric vehicle stability through torque vectoring.
Lightweight Titanium Structures
A collaboration between Caged Laser Engineering, Ariel Limited and Reynolds Technology aimed at investigating the feasibility of adopting titanium tubing for lightweight chassis assemblies.
Lightweight Composite Aluminium Niche Vehicle Platform
A collaboration between Zenos Cars, HPL Prototypes and First Principle Design aimed at investigating the integration of a hybrid of advanced and recycled materials within an innovative vehicle architecture.
Lightweight High Performance Carbon Ceramic Brakes
A collaboration between Surface Transforms and Briggs Automotive Company aimed at developing a carbon ceramic brake system to reduce unsprung weight and improve vehicle handling and performance.
Compound Rotary Engine for Electric Vehicles
A collaboration between Advanced Innovative Engineering and Mango Design aimed at validating the concept of using an exhaust expander unit to improve the efficiency and emissions of a rotary engine.
A collaboration between RDM Group, Potenza Technology and Warwick Control Technologies aimed at developing a wireless and fuseless driver control interface for an electric sports car.
Events & Networking
We offer our members with a forum for the sharing of experience and capabilities through the hosting of networking and showcasing events throughout the year.
Latest Industry News
The latest industry news from the Niche Vehicle Network and our members.
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UK/EU Free Trade Agreement. Rules of Origin Explainer for Business
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Members Networking Forum
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New Platform Launch – Member Action Required
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Members’ Networking Forum – Save the Date!
We are pleased to announce that our next NVN Members’ Networking Forum will take place on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday…
Don’t Forget to Join Us at Cenex-LCV 2020!
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2020 Feasibility Study Competition Winners Announced
Sponsored by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), we are delighted to announce that 15 projects have been successful…
Join Us at Cenex-LCV 2020
This year the Cenex-LCV 2020 event is an online format, taking place on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November. The Niche Vehicle Network have a…
APC Announce £92m Investment in Automotive Low Carbon Projects and Feasibility Studies
The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK has just announced a combined £92 million investment in 49 ground-breaking low carbon projects and…