Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Green Vehicles

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

The Green Vehicles call focuses on road transport research and innovation. It addresses the following road transport challenges:

  • improvements in energy efficiency
  • the use of new types on non-conventional energies (such as electricity, CNG, LNG, renewable and tailored fuels)
  • Research and innovation under this call will include:
  • advanced power-train technologies
  • new vehicle architecture
  • interfaces between the vehicle and the recharging infrastructure

Innovation activities linked with other EU funding mechanisms (such as cohesion and regional funds) will be encouraged.

Please refer to the Work Programme 2018-2020 for more details on Green Vehicles. You might also want to look at the website of the European Green Vehicles initiative, a contractual public-private partnership dedicated to delivering green vehicles and mobility system solutions which match the major societal, environmental and economic challenges ahead.

Funding opportunities

Please visit our newsroom to discover all the latest available funding for Horizon 2020 transport projects.

For a complete overview of all Horizon 2020 funding opportunities please visit the Funding and Tenders Portal.

How are grants awarded?

Proposals submitted in open calls are evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. Applicants will receive the evaluation results at the latest five months after the submission deadline, and grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants within eight months after the submission deadline. 

More information

Further information on transport research is available on the Horizon2020 website and in the recordings of the last Horizon 2020 Transport Information Day that took place on 23 October 2018.

Please note that there might be further EU funding opportunities in transport research announced on the Funding and Tenders Portal. 

Take a look at the funded projects section to see what research has received EU support.


Become an expert

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Funding and Tenders Portal.