Edinburgh aims to develop renewable EV charging infrastructure

In a bid to connect electric vehicles with renewable energy infrastructure the city of Edinburgh has made an award available of up to £80,000 to invest into studies looking at how these could work together.

Innovate UK released a statement earlier on this week that said Edinburgh is looking for projects that combine on-site generation of renewable energy, battery storage and smart meters with innovative software control systems.

The ultimate aim of the project is to run financially self-sustaining closed-loop vehicle with smart grid and vehicle-to-grid capabilities.

In a second phase of the competition, the city government would make another £200,000 available for prototyping the best ideas that were started in this project.

Funding for this competition is under the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) programme.

The competition opened on Monday and the deadline for registration is midday on 7 February 2018.

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