Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) Innovation Programme: Bi-directional Charging Demonstrations Competition

Closing Date: 10/05/2023

UK registered organisations can apply grants for small-scale demonstrations of novel vehicle-to-everything (V2X) energy technology providing storage and flexible services.

This Phase 2 competition of the Vehicle to everything (V2X) Innovation Programme is being delivered by Innovate UK (IUK) but funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) as part of its Flexibility Innovation Programme, within the £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.

The scheme will invest in innovative vehicle-to-everything (V2X) energy small scale demonstration projects, under Phase 2 of the V2X Innovation Programme, which aims to address barriers to enabling energy flexibility from bi-directional electric vehicle (EV) charging.

V2X can facilitate energy system flexibility by enabling the export of electricity from the batteries of EVs to other systems such as buildings, storage devices or the grid. The aim is to provide flexibility to support integration of additional renewable generation at lowest cost.

The aims of this competition are to:

  • Demonstrate innovative V2X hardware and software solutions using new business models with real-world drivers in a real-world setting.
  • Trial new flexibility propositions for a range of consumer use-cases using on-road electric vehicles (EVs).
  • Unlock and expand the energy flexibility potential of EV bi-directional charging technologies in the UK.
  • Accelerate commercialisation of V2X technologies and services.
  • Increase business and consumer interest in V2X energy.
  • Bring together diverse stakeholders across the energy and transport sectors to overcome barriers to V2X deployment.

V2X solutions for on-road vehicles are in scope for this competition, including cars, vans, buses, freight, special-use vehicles such as emergency response and refuse collection vehicles.

Funding body Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ)
Maximum value £1,560,000
Reference ID S24988
Category Engineering and Physical Sciences
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