The government wants to increase the take-up of ULEVs. It is committed to making nearly all cars and vans zero-emission by 2050. The government also wants to ensure that the energy system works for people and businesses.
A smarter and more flexible system offers significant benefits for consumers and the economy. This can help to ensure the UK has a secure, affordable and clean energy system now and in the future. It can also enable growth in all parts of the country. The government’s policy is designed to ensure that electric vehicles bring environmental benefits and help support the transition to a smarter energy system.
V2G has enormous potential to provide benefits to electric vehicle users and the UK’s energy system. It could help encourage electric vehicle take-up by adding another benefit to owning an electric vehicle.
The 3 competitions are designed to increase existing work already underway in the V2G and ULEV smart-charging field to create a critical mass of projects across the UK.
In February 2017 Innovate UK, OLEV and BEIS facilitated 3 scoping workshops around the UK in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Partnership. The 3 competitions have been informed by feedback from the workshops’ 250 industry and academic attendees.
BEIS has responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy and climate change. Its roles include ensuring that the country has secure reliable, smart, affordable and clean energy supplies.
OLEV is providing over £900 million to position the UK at the global forefront of ULEV development, manufacture and use. This will contribute to economic growth and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution on our roads.
If you want help to find a project partner, contact the Knowledge Transfer Network.
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