Niche Vehicle Network

Production Readiness 2024 Competition

The Production Readiness Competition provides a platform for collaborative research and development of zero tailpipe emission vehicle technologies within the UK niche vehicle sector. It is funded by the Department for Business and Trade, via the Advanced Propulsion Centre, supported by Innovate UK, delivered by the Niche Vehicle Network with support from Cenex.

Projects must demonstrate the accelerated development of technologies based around one or more of the following areas, directly applicable to on-road or off highway, zero tailpipe emission UK niche vehicles:

  • Electric machines & Power electronics

  • Energy storage and energy management systems

  • Fuel cells and associated systems

  • On-board hydrogen storage

  • Lightweight vehicle body, chassis and powertrain structures *

  • Aerodynamics for improved energy efficiency *

  • Other disruptive on-vehicle technologies that enable progression towards net zero
    Projects can claim a grant between £150,000 and £300,000.

How to Apply

Sign up to our mailing list for updates on when competitions open. The competitions are open to Members only. To join the Network for FREE, click the link on the right.

All applications must be submitted online through the Niche Vehicle Network Funding Gateway in the Members Portal. This contains full guidance on how to apply, together with links to provide specific help if required.

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