Niche Vehicle Network

Sponsored by the Department for Transport (DfT) and supported by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), Zemo Partnership (Zemo), and Innovate UK, this competition provides grant funding of up to £35,000 to undertake 3-month duration desktop research and/or preliminary investigation activities aimed at supporting the accelerated development of innovative vehicle technologies applicable to road going Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles (PLV). More commonly referred to as ‘Category L’ vehicles – this encompasses motorbikes, trikes and quadricycle vehicle types.

This competition focuses on the accelerated development of new on-road zero emission niche PLV vehicles and/or solutions to deliver increased zero emission PLV vehicle range and is open to UK registered micro and SME companies active in the niche vehicle technology sector, including niche vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers and design/engineering or technology organisations.

This competition is only open to technologies applicable to Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles (PLV) falling within the following broad definitions.

Please note that applications can only be submitted online through our Funding Gateway, which also contains guidance on how to apply, along with links to provide help if required.

The deadline for bid submission is 5pm, 17th October 2022.

Good luck to all applicants and we look forward to receiving your submissions.

Competition Documents And Support

The competition briefing documents are available to view and download here.

For competition queries and support you can contact us here.

For technical support, or help submitting your application via the Funding Gateway, you can contact us here.

Briefing Video