Innovate UK has committed £20m for innovative projects that develop future electric vehicle-to-grid products, services and knowledge.

Vehicle-to-grid techniques could enable electric vehicle owners to offer electricity to the grid, or for other uses in exchange for financial or other benefits.

As the fleet of electric and plug-in hybrid ultra-low emission vehicles grows, Innovate UK said this “important and rapidly developing area of technology has the potential to benefit electric vehicle users and to support a more flexible, efficient electricity system”.

Grant funding is available for three types of innovation projects:

The deadline for bids is 18 October.