Major win for bikes in new government green tech fund

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Published on 16 May 2019 by Mike Waters

The government has launched a £25 million investment fund to help develop new zero-emissions vehicles and motorcycles are set to benefit thanks to a major project led by Triumph Motorcycles.

Part of the government’s Industrial Strategy and a wider push towards achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2040, the fund will back 22 projects including a study into hydrogen fuel cell technology, a research and development project to investigate replacing metals with recycled carbon fibres and the development of less-polluting agricultural vehicles.

However, in a welcome step, one high-profile project is intended to “develop innovative, new electric motorcycle technology lowering vehicle emissions and noise, with faster battery charge times and making electric motorbikes attractive to the market.”

This flagship project will be led by Triumph Motorcycles and will also see the involvement of the University of Warwick’s world-renowned Warwick Manufacturing Group, Integral Powertrain and Williams Advanced Engineering.

Commenting, Future of Mobility Minister Jesse Norman MP said: “It is great to see such enthusiasm and imagination from industry, as we work together with them to realise the environmental, health and well-being benefits of greener transport.”

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