Niche Vehicle Network

Funding & Competitions


Feasibility Study

The Feasibility Competition provides grants for industry-led projects focusing on catalysing innovative zero emission vehicle technologies through the undertaking of initial desk-top research activities.


EV Challenge

The Early Stage Vehicle R&D stream supports collaborative R&D projects producing a proof of concept, demonstrating the accelerated development of technologies on a zero emission vehicles.

The Innovative Charging stream supports collaborative R&D for projects producing an innovative charging proof of concept accelerating the development of innovative off-board charging solutions for electric vehicles.


Late Stage Vehicle R&D

The Late Stage Vehicle R&D stream provides grants for collaborative R&D to take technologies from demonstration through to production which can be demonstrated on a UK zero emission or low carbon niche vehicle.

Ariel Ace - Ace of Diamonds Edition


Collaborative research and development projects for zero emission and low carbon niche vehicle applications. Find out more about current project and recent success stories.

Events & Networking

Bringing the industry together through facilitated networking and knowledge sharing. Find out more about our latest events.

People networking at NVN Symposium

Success Stories

iEV-PCB Hairpin Motor

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ACRIM II - All Composite Reduced Inertia Modular Wheels

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Solid State Heat Exchanger

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Virtual Coffee Morning - R&D Tax Relief

We are holding a Virtual Coffee Morning on the 7th December at 10am with R&D tax relief specialists ForrestBrown to explain the recent changes to R&D tax relief and what this means for businesses currently placing claims.

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