Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ZAPINAMO WINS £2.2m DfT, OLEV & INNOVATE UK AWARD

ZAPINAMO WINS £2.2m DfT, OLEV & INNOVATE UK AWARD ZAPINAMO WINS £2.2m DfT, OLEV & INNOVATE UK AWARD

ZAPINAMO WINS £2.2m DfT, OLEV & INNOVATE UK AWARD

ZAPINAMO WINS £2.2m DfT, OLEV & INNOVATE UK AWARD

Full article published by Department for Transport

ZAPINAMO has been awarded £2.2m by the Department of Transport, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and InnovateUK under the Low Emissions Freight Trial scheme, announced by the Transport Minister John Hayes today.

The funding was awarded to trial ZAPINAMO’s ultra high speed rapid and movable charging technology for commercial vehicles. ZAPINAMO’s technology uses on/off grid and renewable sources for EV charging and is capable of delivering over 400kW to charge a vehicle in minutes. This represents a step change in how we charge EVs as it is the first charging technology which can meet the demands of electric commercial vehicles with long and demanding duty cycles.

The freight and delivery trials will be carried out by ZAPINAMO, supported by IVECO, Farmdrop and the Warwick Manufacturing Group [WMG] part of the University of Warwick, with the trials taking place in Bermondsey, South London.

John Hayes, Transport Minister 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 towards 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.”

Tim Martin, ZAPINAMO CEO said: “This is a great day for ZAPINAMO, the emerging commercial EV industry and its involvement in electrifying urban freight and logistics. A significant step towards all important air quality improvement and benefits for all. Our technology is a global first and it is fantastic to be trialling it in London with our partners.”

Phil Eaves, Farmdrop Director of Supply Chain said: “As part of our mission to fix the food chain Farmdrop are committed to the use of electric vehicles for customer deliveries. We’re proud to have zero tailpipe emissions and customers love our 100% electric delivery fleet. As the ethical grocer we look forward to embracing the use of new technology through this trial.”

Professor Richard McMahon, Professor of Power Electronics at WMG said:“We look forward to supporting ZAPINAMO in developing and trialling their exciting new approach to EV charging based on our advanced power conversion technology.”

 

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