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Scottish companies will receive a share of £720,000 to support the decarbonization of heavy vehicles.
The Can Do Zero Emission Heavy Vehicle (HDV) challenge call was initiated in July by the Scottish Transport Agency and the Scottish Enterprise Agency to help companies develop innovative solutions to decarbonize transportation and help Scotland's green recovery.
Successful projects include bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, clean hydrogen technology innovators Logan Energy and Flexergy, electric vehicle charging experts such as Swarco and Boyd Brothers, and energy technology innovators Energy Mutual.
The idea covers a range of projects, from hydrogen front yards, charging, battery innovation, to logistics and the use of trams to charge vehicles.
Andy McDonald, Head of Low-Carbon Transformation for Scottish Enterprises, said: “The zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle project will support companies’ innovation in this transportation sector and will also help achieve net zero goals.
"I am deeply impressed by the scope of projects of established companies and startups. These projects are designed to solve the key challenges of large vehicles from buses to garbage trucks, as well as to solve all the technologies between charging, batteries, logistics and storage. .
"We are really on the road to achieve net zero through these projects."
Transport Minister Graeme Dey said: "I am very pleased that the Scottish Transport Agency is working with Scottish companies to jointly provide up to £720,000 for the decarbonization of heavy vehicles through their Can Do innovation challenge framework and competition.
"We are absolutely committed to making travel in Scotland clean, green and support innovation. Further advancement of technology to accelerate the introduction of zero-emission heavy vehicles is an important part of this work.
"If we are to achieve the world's leading climate goals, such a partnership is essential and the key to further and faster international decarbonization efforts."
The Can Do Innovation Challenge Call will support Scottish innovators in assessing the feasibility of their concepts and detailed designs, and building a business case for ideas that support Scotland's net zero goal and low-carbon economic development.
The project is linked to work carried out by Scottish companies in seven national plans, including zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles and zero-transport missions to transport Scotland.