Niche Vehicle Network

Production Readiness / 2023

SWIFTY GO – Setting a New Standard in E-Scooter Safety


This project addresses two common problems within the e-scooter industry; rider safety and product lifespan. This project will accelerate the development of the new UK made SwiftyGO e-scooter that is optimised for superior rider safety. The design and engineering of SwiftyGO guarantees a long product lifespan by way of premium build quality and enabling fix and repair within both the frame design and battery design. These factors offer significant benefits in terms of Net Zero at vehicle level, at consumer level, and for the e-scooter industry as a whole.

Production Readiness / 2023

Zero Emission for Low Volume 3


Having proved the concept of a lightweight high performance zero emission Ariel Nomad using a highly optimised powertrain through the successful completion of the ‘ZELV2’ Proof of Concept study, this project aims to advance the battery technology and vehicle control systems previously developed and optimise the manufacturing methods towards a state of pre-production readiness in preparation for exploitation to the low volume niche vehicle market. Ariel Electric Limited and Rockfort Engineering Limited will now partner with BAMD Composites to develop a lightweight aerodynamic body that improves vehicle efficiency while reducing environmental impact over the vehicle’s whole lifecycle.

Production Readiness / 2023

Lightweight, Rapid-charge, Electric CALLUM ATV


CALLUM are leading a consortium with Nyobolt and Codem Composites to deliver a lightweight, rapid charge, HV electric ATV with a view of creating a product that not only equals but betters the performance attributes of the ICE dominated ATVs on the market.
The project will build on the sub-pack battery and composite space frame chassis to prove out the whole vehicle, developing the battery, chassis, sustainable composite body and EV Powertrain.

Production Readiness / 2023

Removable Battery System for Lightweight Electric Motorcycle


Maeving is the UK's first electric motorcycle company. Their first motorcycle, the RM1, launched in April 2022 and is now the number one selling electric motorcycle in the UK. Maeving are developing a new, higher energy density removable battery with improved thermal performance to accelerate their growth and launch their international expansion. The project will move their battery production from a Far Eastern to a UK based supplier, Alexander Technologies, supporting their ambition to make Britain a leading manufacturer of electric motorcycles.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022

Quadricycle EV Systems Study - QuESSt


Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) have successfully developed a number of novel and patented ZEV technologies in light commercial (N1) and passenger (M1) vehicles. This, whilst targeting specialist volume niche sector vehicles, will make a significant contribution on the road to net zero. The QuESSt project will evaluate and simulate innovatively integrating key emerging battery and powertrain technologies to provide a unified lightweight L7e platform for future ultra-efficient passenger and commercial vehicles. Technical and commercial feasibility will be investigated to support a new start up OEM passenger vehicle and WEVC last mile delivery vehicle extending the brands commercial product portfolio.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022

Electric First Responder Motorcycle (WMC300E+)


Expanding upon work completed through previous NVN projects this feasibility study aims to determine how an electric powertrain might be incorporated into the WMC300FR. The current WMC300FR uses a power assist electric hybrid, combined with the WMC patented duct to reduce CO2 by up to 50%. This feasibility study looks to understand the battery types available to meet the statement of requirements to move this from hybrid into full electric (WMC300E+). Following the completion of the feasibility study the pure electric model will progress through a PoC and then into Production Readiness prior to reaching the market by 2025.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022



The EVOLV Project will develop the most efficient purpose-built, iconic logistics electric L7e-CU vehicle, specialized in Urban Last Mile Delivery, where efficiency is measured by cost per mile per unit volume of goods carried.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022



This project consists of a commercial and manufacturing feasibility study on an innovative low-cost inverter suitable for electric motorcycles and other PLV, dubbed the MotoVerter. Holt Racing has developed a new design methodology for inverters that will allow for lower-cost manufacturing, improved vehicle Integration, increased charging speeds, improved thermal management and reduced weight. The goal of the project is to determine the cost of manufacturing for the MotoVerter and determine the current and future market for such a product, including potential customers, competitors, suppliers and partners.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022



ZEM (Zero Emission Motorcycle) is a project to investigate the feasibility of replacing the conventional ICE drivetrain in a motorcycle with a zero-emission equivalent whilst retaining riding characteristics and desirability close to or better than existing products. This is made more challenging for niche vehicle manufacturers without the sales volumes to warrant development of a fully bespoke driveline. This feasibility study investigates the options and routes using available components in an innovative way and identifying where further R&D must be directed to develop any necessary new driveline technology and componentry to create a fully integrated system.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022

Boped - Increasing Accessibility Through Reduced Vehicle Weight


Boped is a feasibility study for development of a 100km range vehicle weighing under 45kg, to bridge the gap between micromobility and L category, enabling a new demographic of riders. A novel form factor prioritising ease of use, designed to increase access to zero emission transport.