£30+ million investment to boost batteries and hydrogen vehicles

Pioneering research into battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles is to be backed by over £30 million of government funding.

There will be £9.4 million of government funding for 22 studies to develop innovative automotive technology, including hydrogen vehicles and a lithium extraction plant.  There is a further £22.6 million commitment by the government-backed Faraday Institution to build on vital research into battery safety and sustainability.

The funding supports the government’s plan to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 – something that the NCC has publicly said is a huge challenge in relation to viable tow cars and for the motorhome manufacturing industry. 

Read the full press release here.