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Government makes £15m available for low-emission vehicle R&D

The Department for Transport has launched a competition of £15m in funding for research into low-emission technology for lorries, as well as cars and vans.

Government makes £15m available for low-emission vehicle R&D

Government makes £15m available for low-emission vehicle R&D

Announced by Roads Minister Jesse Norman, the project is intended to help find innovative ways of improving air quality and could see developments such as lighter-weight vehicle materials or increased-efficiency engines or batteries.

Roads Minister Jesse Norman said: “We have made important progress in lowering emissions and are always looking at further ways of improving air quality.

“Lorries cause a third of the UK’s transport CO2 emissions and simple new technologies can have the greatest impact in reducing the harmful pollutants of freight.

“This funding will give UK companies the chance to lead the world in developing important innovations to improve air quality across the country.”

Details of how to apply for the funding can be found on the Innovate UK website: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/26/overview

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Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.