Key features: Innovate UK and the Office for low emission Vehicles (OleV) are to invest up to £10 million in a single consortium to develop a pilot line to understand how to produce high-voltage electric vehicle batteries at a rate that can later be scaled up for commercial production.
Programme: Collaborative research and development
Award: Up to £10 million
Opens: 20 Apr 2015, 00:00
Registration closes: 27 May 2015, 12:00
Closes: 03 Jun 2015, 12:00
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
Spearheading future electric vehicle battery production
See the competition results here.
Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are to invest up to £10 million in a single consortium to develop a pilot line to understand how to produce high-voltage electric vehicle batteries at a rate that can later be scaled up for commercial production.
We aim to bring together and develop the best UK capability and expertise in all areas of battery technology for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles – beginning with cells and cell modules – to produce complete high-voltage battery packs and provide the necessary control systems and validation testing that is critical for delivering optimum performance on the road.
There will be a competition briefing and consortium-building event for potential applicants at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on 15 April 2015.
|￼Competition opens||￼20 April 2015|
|￼Competition briefing||￼15 April 2015|
|￼Registration deadline||￼￼noon 27 May 2015|
|￼Deadline for applications||noon 3 June 2015|
|￼Interview stage||￼7 and 8 July 2015|
|￼Winning consortium announced||
￼￼late August 2015
- cell handling
- design, development, assembly, testing, and validation of complete traction batteries to production-level quality, safety and robustness
- electronic-control hardware and software (for example, the battery management systems)
- charge-flow and thermal controls, mechanical and environmental modelling, simulation, and testing
- physical and electrical integration with manufacturers' vehicles
Funding allocation and project details
- a research organisation (as likely lead partner and host of a pilot line for battery manufacturing and testing)
at least two vehicle manufacturers to provide the ‘customer pull' and a route to market for the finished battery pack designs, comprising:
- at least one other – can be a manufacturer of on-road or non-road vehicles
- at least one large industrial supply-chain partner
- at least one SME
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