The UK Government through its Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) has announced Stage 2 of its £ 23 million Hydrogen Transport Programme. The aim of the second stage of the Programme is to fund ten Hydrogen Refuelling Stations and associated captive fleets of cars and vans. The funding available for Stage 2 of the Programme is £14 million. The closing date for applications is 5 November 2018.
Other important dates in the Call are:
13 August 2018 – The Stage 2 application window website opens on the Programme website http://ee.ricardo.com/htpgrants. The website will contain all necessary documentation to submit the application and applicants will be able to ask questions and these will be included in the FAQ section.
19 September 2018 – A webinar will be organised where OLEV and its consultants will outline the aims and objectives of the competition. Questions can be lodged before the webinar and answered during the webinar.
Stage One of the Programme closed in October 2017 and the total grant committed by OLEV was £8.8 million. Four new Hydrogen Refuelling Stations and five stations upgraded were funded. The funding led to matched funding from the successful partners of £13.1 million. The winning consortium included Element Energy, ITM Power, Shell, Toyota, Hyundai and Honda. Police cars and taxis were among the almost 200 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles funded in Stage 1 of the Programme
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