Electric Vehicle Charging for Public Spaces: Feasibility Studies

Funding opportunity:

Electric Vehicle Charging for Public Spaces: Feasibility Studies




Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK

Project total costs (range):

£ 75,000 – £ 120,000 (Phase 1, feasibility studies)

£ 5,000,000 – £ 10,000,000 (Phase 2, demonstrator projects)



Competition closes:

29/08/2018 (12:00 noon)

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will invest up to £20 million across a 2-phase competition. This is for innovation projects to develop business cases and deploy new approaches to electric vehicle (EV) charging.

This funding is split into 2 phases:

  • Phase 1 is feasibility studies;
  • Phase 2 is demonstrators.

Only successful feasibility studies projects can apply for the later demonstrators phase. This competition is to secure funding for phase 1 projects only. There will be a separate application process for phase 2 funding, which is expected to start in February 2019 and end by 3 April 2019. It will only be open to successful applicants from phase 1.

Projects must be collaborative and business-led. OLEV and Innovate UK expect to see collaborators from across the value chain: including infrastructure providers, local authorities, urban planners or designers, energy providers and hardware manufacturers

OLEV and Innovate UK are running a similar competition at the same time as this one, which supports wireless EV charging for commercial users.

Total costs for your phase 1 feasibility study should be between £75,000 and £120,000. Projects must start by 1 January 2019, end by 31 March 2019, and can last up to 3 months.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email businessdevelopment@mscbdg.co.uk