Connected Kerb launches first roadside charging point in London

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Connected Kerb, working with Southwark Council, has launched the first ever deployment of its public kerbside charging and connectivity infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV) in Borough Road, Southwark, London.

Following its win of the Mayor of London's Award for Urban Innovation last year, Connected Kerb has been working with several different local authorities throughout the UK to build out its nationwide network of kerbside charging and connectivity points, to enable the UK Government's Road to Zero emission goals to be achieved.

Working with Southwark Council, and supported by Virgin Media and National Grid, Connected Kerb has installed its first-of-a-kind public EV charging bays in Borough Road, with the expectation of a wider capital-wide rollout.

Through smart, future-proofed fibre broadband and wireless kerbsides powered by Virgin Media, Connected Kerb's technology offers simple, efficient and cost-effective 'drive-up' roadside charging and internet connectivity points for EV motorists.

These kerbsides also provide valuable data such as environmental, weather and traffic monitoring data for public authorities. Uniquely, Connected Kerb's technology turns 'dumb' charging point plugs on residential streets into intelligent mobility nodes that support multiple charge point solutions as well as connected car applications.  We've future-proofed our solution to enable new charging technologies and support for new transport and mobility applications as they come online.

These benefits are delivered to motorists via Connected Kerb's unique, discrete and sympathetically designed kerbside units made from recycled materials.

Paul Ayres, COO, Connected Kerb, commented: "As electric vehicle ownership increases at pace, the need for a nationwide infrastructure has become critical, and we are delighted that London electric vehicle motorists will be among the first to benefit.

"We're on the precipice of the electric vehicle revolution; it's an inevitability.  I am confident the stellar team involved in Connected Kerb, combined with the companies we're collaborating with and our nationwide rollout strategy, will deliver the transformation required to change the landscape of sustainable motoring in the UK and beyond."