Zero Emissions Heavy Duty Vehicles

Grant funding is available for Scottish businesses to develop innovative solutions that can help the Heavy Duty Vehicles sector to decarbonise.

The challenge

Applications are now open for the Zero Emissions Heavy Duty Vehicle innovation challenge. This is a competition to help Scottish businesses develop innovative solutions that can support the decarbonisation of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Scotland’s green recovery.

The competition is funded by Transport Scotland and managed by Scottish Enterprise as a national, Scotland CAN Do Innovation Challenge call – it’s open to any eligible organisation in Scotland.

Grant support for 100% of the eligible project costs is available to allow companies to undertake detailed design and assess the technical and commercial feasibility of their proposed solution over a period of 3-5 months, with projects completing by end of March 2022.

A minimum of £30,000 and a maximum of £50,000 grant funding is available.

A briefing event was held on 5 August 2021. You can view a recording of the briefing on the CeeD YouTube channel.


Deadline for submission of applications - 5pm, 17 September 2021

Notification of results - 15 October 2021

Contract issued by - 29 October 2021

Earliest project start date - 1 November 2021

Latest project end date and submission of final claim - 31 March 2022

How to get involved

Get more details about this challenge and how to apply on the Scottish Enterprise website.