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U.K. Government Awards £25 Million to Fund Zero-Emission Transport Innovations-Includes Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Projects

By May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019

New projects are powering the future of zero emission vehicles.

Projects across the country are set to benefit from £25 million investment to develop ground-breaking zero emission technologies for new vehicles.

A boost for green transport, the investment is a key part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, and part of wider efforts towards developing a net zero carbon economy.

One of these projects is the  ZERRO – Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations Ambulance by ULEMCO LTD, this project, will deliver an operational prototype zero emission ambulance, for Yorkshire Ambulance Service using of a fuel cell electric range extension. The demonstration prototype will be tested around the Sheffield area, where the hydrogen will be sourced at publicly available stations.  The project will receive (£) 2,444,176.00

The other project that includes fuel cells is from INEOS Grenadier by INEOS Automotive. This project will assess the feasibility and production of a hydrogen fuel cell powered 4×4, including the vehicle requirements, system design and component supply. The project will receive (£) 248,675.00

Future of Mobility Minister Jesse Norman said:

The government continues to invest in technologies and innovation that help the UK to a zero emission future. This is a central part of our Future of Mobility Grand Challenge.

It is great to see such enthusiasm and imagination from industry, as we work together with them to realise the environmental, health and wellbeing benefits of greener transport.

Business Secretary Greg Clark said:

We are committed to ensuring the UK continues to develop its world-leading reputation for excellence in the design and manufacturing of greener transport.

These exciting new projects, from Liverpool to Slough, are powering the future of zero emission vehicles and through our modern Industrial Strategy. Investments like these will also enable us to realise our commitment for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.