Niche Vehicle Network

Proof of Concept / 2022

Ultra-efficient urban and extra-urban Modular Electric Vehicle - UltraMEV


To meet the needs of the rapidly evolving mid to final-mile delivery market, LSCPTech is developing an ultra-efficient modular electric vehicle (UltraMEV). UltraMEV is based on a novel modular ultra-lightweight (classification L7E-C) quadricycle platform to disrupt mid to final mile deliveries.

This project combines the natural fibre composite (NFC) manufacturing and development expertise of LSCPTech, the integrated electric motor module technology from Empel and expert EV integration knowledge from Rockfort to accelerate the UK's transition to clean, efficient mid to final mile delivery.

Proof of Concept / 2022



Solo is designed to bridge the gap between bicycles and cars, helping to reduce congestion and carbon emissions in busy urban environments, whilst encouraging active travel.

The Solo bike will focus on creating the best year-round accessible experience for personal transport, within the public bike share market. It has four wheels for greater stability, a canopy that offers weather protection, space for shopping / luggage, or a passenger (one adult or two children) and will be electric pedal assist.

Additionally, there will be potential to expand the platform for alternative use cases including last mile delivery.

Proof of Concept / 2022

CitiPod Proof of Concept


The CitiPod will provide a zero-emission mass micromobility solution. It will combine e-bike technology with leading-edge automotive design and engineering techniques, resulting in a safe, stable, weather-protected active travel vehicle. It has a similar comfort level and protection as a microcar while still conforming to UK and EU e-bike regulations. It can travel on cycleways and roads, with a space footprint of less than a third of an average car. Its ultra-lightweight construction (sub-60kg) makes it highly manoeuvrable and minimises wear and tear on roads. Passenger and Cargo versions will be developed (using common chassis and drivetrain).

Proof of Concept / 2022

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 product that not only equals but betters the performance attributes of the ICE dominated ATVs on the market. The concept will look to deliver a composite, structural battery case and chassis with additive manufactured nodes and a game changing charge rate facilitating true rapid charge.

Proof of Concept / 2022

Zero Emission for Low Volume 2 (ZELV 2)


The transition to zero emission presents many challenges, however for NVMs, the hardest to overcome is the implementation of an affordable energy store that packages within the highly optimised platform. Ariel’s success has been based on the performance afforded by lightweight construction, so it is imperative that the core values are not lost through electrification. Can the introduction of a novel design of cooled battery pack accelerate NVMs transition to zero emission? This project aims to prove that this vehicle can be produced with a well-engineered electric powertrain that delivers exciting performance and sufficient range without compromising Ariel’s core attributes.

Proof of Concept / 2022

Electronic Virtual Gearbox


The Electronic Virtual Gearbox technology confers benefits similar to a mechanical gearbox, providing electric vehicles a wider performance window for their energy source. It enables batteries to be up to 20% smaller, reducing costs, mass and raw materials. Additionally, the technology is safer, can improve brake regeneration efficiency, and has applications in wider transport, PEMD and power grids.

The project builds upon three previous NVN projects: EVG Feasibility, PoC bench-top EV dynamometer and Late Stage micro mobility powertrain development. The technology will be demonstrated objectively through hardware-in-the-loop testing and subjectively evaluated onboard a micro-EV platform from class-leading bomobility.

Proof of Concept / 2022



Pashley manufactures its bicycle and tricycle products in the UK and is committed to continue this. The new Multi-Trike concept includes UK frame fabrication and assembly, maximising use of UK sourced components. JSC Rotational Moulding has been selected as a local partner for their expertise in environment friendly rotational moulding of large durable plastic pieces for the Cargo box. Pashley will use this PoC to evaluate three Mules with frames made in steel rather than aluminium as used currently in Bikeshare. PoC will examine a flexible, durable, zero emission light Urban e-trike for Bikeshare and Cargo for Consumer and B2B

Proof of Concept / 2022

Hi-DEN: High Density Energy Network


Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) are a key tool in the decarbonisation of both land and air transport vehicles and require high pressure Hydrogen storage systems. Carbon ThreeSixty’s Hi-DEN (high density energy network) system, based on volumetrically efficient arrays of “micro” hydrogen vessels enables huge increases in storage capacity, efficiency and vehicle range. The Hi-DEN project will build and test a fully functional prototype Hydrogen storage vessel to demonstrate these benefits for Viritech’s range of FCEV vehicles.

Proof of Concept / 2020

Moke Lightweight Sustainable Body


MOKE International is a UK Company that has been manufacturing virtually the same vehicle for over 60 years - that is about to change!

MOKE, with its partners, will develop a new MOKE vehicle utilising the world's most cutting edge materials used in the niche vehicle segment to create a class leading sustainable, safe and light weight monocoque used across new Electric and ICE (Euro6) powertrain options

This exciting program is part of a whole vehicle redesign that will deliver a next generation MOKE capable of being the foundation on which the companies continuing journey can be built.

Proof of Concept / 2020

BoScoot E Scooter Proof of Concept Prototype Development


Following a successful NVN-funded Feasibility Study, the innovative BoScoot personal mobility product is progressing to Proof of Concept.

The aim is to deploy the best of UK design and engineering innovation to deliver a combination of mule and prototype E-Scooters which significantly raise the bar for low emission micro-mobility hardware.

Based on route-to-market understanding developed through the Feasibility Study, BoScoot Proof of Concept will prove out the technical and commercial concepts for a new generation of desirable, high-quality BoScoot micro-mobility products. The BoScoot is positioned to move sector emphasis away from ultra-low cost, low quality design and manufacture.