An electric car charging firm that specialises in installing units at the roadside has announced that it will install 190,000 public on-street chargers by 2030 at the cost of £1.9bn.
Connected Kerb says the ‘unprecedented investment will revolutionise access to EV charging’, for the millions that don’t have off-street charging and can’t plug in their vehicles at home.
The firm has also today announced a partnership for 10,000 public EV chargers that will be deployed across West Sussex, which is thought to be the largest deployment of the chargers yet by a local authority. Kent County Council has also said it will install at least 600 units by 2030, while a further 30,000 Connected Kerb chargers are also set to be finalised next year.
While London has led the way when it comes to on-street chargers, outside of the capital there are thought to only be around 1,000 available at the roadside – quite a large problem for the 62 per cent of drivers that are said to not have the means to charge their car at home.
Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said: "Knowing you can arrive at virtually any location at any time in any vehicle and cheaply charge your battery without inconvenience or faff is the reality we have to deliver to create an EV society.
“Our rollout of public chargers – one of the most ambitious the UK has ever seen – encapsulates that future, helping individuals and businesses to confidently make the switch to electric, reducing their carbon footprint and cutting air pollution.
The government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) funds 75 per cent of the cost of installing a charger at the streetside, with Connected Kerb then paying the remainder.Enquire on a new electric car!