Zapinamo has been awarded £2.2m (US$2.7m) by the UK Department of Transport, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK, under the Low Emissions Freight Trial scheme.
The funding will be used to trial the company’s ultra high-speed rapid and movable charging technology for commercial vehicles, which uses on/off grid and renewable sources and is capable of delivering over 400kW to charge a vehicle in minutes.
The freight and delivery trials will take place in Bermondsey, London, in the UK, and will be carried out by Zapinamo, supported by Iveco, Farmdrop and the Warwick Manufacturing Group.
John Hayes, Minister of State (Department for Transport), said, “It is fantastic that Zapinamo is willing to explore zero emission technologies, which will help improve air quality and reduce pollution in towns and cities. This is yet another important, significant step toward this government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions from transport to help tackle climate change.
“We are already making headway through our investment in low emission vehicles, greener public transport and walking and cycling, as well as grants for innovative advanced biofuels projects.”
January 23, 2017