Dolphin N2 have won an exciting competition run by the APC aimed at supporting UK industry with R&D & assisting with accelerating the transition to zero emission vehicles.
Out of 50 applicants only 12 cutting edge demonstrator projects won funding & their respective outputs will be showcased at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle show in September 2021.
As part of the criteria for entry, companies had to demonstrate that their projects could be accelerated with the funding & result in a route to market. Furthermore, the projects needed to demonstrate ‘significantly improved and low emission technology in order to support the UK market’s transition to Zero.’ (1)
‘The small-scale collaborative projects are being led by a range of OEMs and SMEs, focusing on products and processes across energy storage & management, power electronics, electric machines, lightweighting and hydrogen. They will demonstrate a range of digitalisation techniques including the creation of “digital twins” to advance the development of each project’s prototypes or processes, covering vehicles ranging from passenger cars and buses to all-terrain vehicles and LCVs.’ (1)
This additional funding for Dolphin N2 comes at a crucial time in the development of their recuperated split cycle engine, enabling investment in efficiency improvements & hydrogen fuel combustion.
The Dolphin N2 team has already benefitted this year from the investment from FPT Industrial, a subsidiary of CNH Industrial, which has enabled the project to make considerable advances. It also showcases how investment in a UK post Covid Green Recovery is forging ahead.
Zoe Hall, Head of Competitions and Projects, from the APC said: “The competition has been a great success and we’re delighted to support these aspirational projects, which will help contribute to a thriving future in UK Industry. The whole process, along with the review of so many applications, has proved extremely beneficial in showcasing the continued demand for R&D support in this space.” (1)
Dolphin N2 – October 2020.