The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £37m to 12 projects designed to help transform electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure.
Each scheme is set to receive a share of the funding to deliver innovations including wireless, solar-powered and high speed charging technologies.
Future of mobility minister Michael Ellis said: 'We’re charging up the transport revolution and investing in technologies to transform the experience for electric vehicle drivers.
'Ensuring the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is reliable and innovative is encouraging more people to join the record numbers of ultra-low emission vehicle users already on UK roads.'
Initial three-month feasibility studies have been completed and successful projects are moving onto the next stage of development.
Urban Foresight, a smart city consultancy, has been awarded over £3m to roll-out ‘pop-up’ chargers built into the pavement to provide discreet, safe and low-cost charging solutions for electric vehicle drivers without access to off-street parking.
Char.gy, an electric charging company, has been awarded over £2.3m to develop deploy wireless charging technology on residential streets without the need for trailing cables and additional infrastructure.
Other schemes include installing chargepoints in car parks to allow for mass charging at night, and a advanced electronics project that will deliver semi-rapid charging using a low power grid connection minimising the need for costly substation upgrades.
The DfT subsidising a scheme to leverage existing Virgin Media physical and online infrastructure to deliver cost-effective and widespread charging, using high speed internet connections to better share information online on charging progress and parking spaces.