Following on from a successful feasibility study, and Proof of Concept project, Pashley and partners (Simpact, WMG and Foresight Innovations) have worked together to bring the vehicle from TRL 4 to TRL8 and MRL8 with the support of NVN Production Readiness funding.
Funding & Competitions
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.
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.
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
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Enabling Simulation is a proof of concept study that looks to use cloud-based software to tackle cost and knowledge barriers that prevent niche vehicle manufacturers from undertaking their own simulations.
This projects aim is to develop a low-cost sustainable construction philosophy that can be utilised across multiple vehicle platforms and types. This initial project will focus on developing a next generation MOKE architecture that will be the foundation of MOKE vehicle to come.
PACES set out to advance the outputs from a 2019 NVN proof of concept project, advancing the electric vehicle platform and a prototype JSC Automotive passenger vehicle from TRL5-8 and MRL4-6.
The MUSTReCaB project aimed to build upon a previous feasibility study and proof of concept research projects to deliver an ultra-lightweight solution for producing complex, feature rich load bearing structural panels in a recycled Carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite.
Boscoot is a Niche Vehicle Network supported investigation into the next generation of personal micro-EV product opportunities.
Keep Up To Date
NVN 2021 Collaborative R&D Competition Winners
The Department for Transport has announced the winners of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) £20 million research and development competition for innovative, zero emission electric vehicle and infrastructure projects, to further power up the electric vehicle revolution.
Niche Vehicle Symposium 2021 - Save the Date
The 10th Niche Vehicle Symposium will take place on Wednesday 16th June as a virtual online event.
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