First publishedin ITS International
Connected Kerb has launched its public kerbside charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV) in the London borough of Southwark.
The project, which is set for a city-wide rollout, stems from an agreement with Southwark Council and electricity infrastructure provider National Grid.
The fibre broadband and wireless kerbsides, powered by Virgin Media, offer internet connectivity to EV drivers. Also, the solution provides environmental and traffic monitoring data for public authorities.
Richard Livingstone, Southwark’s cabinet member for environment, transport management and air quality, says: “We also hope that the data supplied from air quality monitors within the chargers will add to the council's existing air quality monitoring network.”
Livingstone believes the charge points will make it easier for people who live in Southwark to make the switch to EVs. The UK government’s Road to Zero emission goal is to transition at least 50% of new cars to ultra-low emission by 2030.