Innovation in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Systems

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Innovation in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Systems

Competitions open: 10th July 2017
Competitions close: 18th October 2017 at midday

Working with The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are providing funding of £20 million for innovative projects that develop future V2G products, services and knowledge.

V2G is a system where plug-in electric vehicles, such as battery electric cars (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), return electricity to the power grid with consent from their users. This is usually in return for a financial reward or benefit.

Funding will be shared between the following 3 competitions:

– Collaborative Research & Development
– Feasibility Studies
– Real-World Demonstrators

All projects must be collaborative and business-led. For larger projects, participants are expected from across the value chain, such as energy companies, vehicle manufacturers, hardware manufacturers, service providers, local authorities and other infrastructure providers.


Collaborative Research & Development

Proposals should be for innovative V2G technologies (on- and off-vehicle technologies, and V2G hardware and software). Projects in this competition should last between 18 months and 3 years. Projects should range from total project costs of £375,000 to £1.5 million.


Feasibility Studies

Proposals should investigate future business models, consumer engagement approaches, and on and off-vehicle technologies and standards. Projects in this competition should last up to 12 months. They should range from total project costs of £125,000 to £225,000.


Real-World Demonstrators

This competition is for V2G demonstrator trials in real-world environments at scale. Projects in this competition should last up to 3 years. They should range from total project costs of £1.5 million to £7 million.


R&D Funding Group can advise if your business is eligible to apply for any of these grants, and help you win funding. To find out more, please contact Stephen Dyson on 0161 464 6351 or email