Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Connected Kerb planning to install 190,000 EV Chargers in the UK

Connected Kerb has said that it is planning to install a total of 190,000 publicly accessible EV chargers in the UK by 2030.

The public chargers will require overall investments of up to 1.9 billion pounds. The UK government’s Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles is covering 75 per cent of the costs of the charge points as part of the On-Street Residential Charging Scheme (ORCS). 

Connected Kerb has said it will cover the remaining 25 per cent.

Connected Kerb CEO Chris Pateman-Jones says:

“Targets are important – for an industry so critical to the decarbonisation of transport, we need goals to work towards and objectives to which we are all accountable. However, they need to be met with action. With deals confirmed for 10,000 chargers this year alone and 30,000 more expected next year, we are demonstrating that we’re getting on with the job and delivering the change that needs to happen – not just talking about it.”

Connected Kerb started installing Chargers across the UK in 2019 with the first chargers in London. Chargers were mounted on the kerb, on traffic sign poles or on boundary bollards at the side of the road.

The company says it has around 1,000 public charging stations in operation.

By the end of 2022, Connected Kerb aims to have 5,500 charging stations in operation across the UK.

At the beginning of this year, Shell announced that it will be installing more than 50,000 Ubitricity charging stations in the British Isles by 2025. Here, too, public support from the ORCS programme will be utilised.

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Between 2017 and mid-2021, the government said it had funded the installation of 1,459 public charging points through this program, with subsidies for a further 3,200 charging points to follow in the near future.

With its pledge to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2030, the UK government estimates the country will need around 400,000 EV charging points by that date. Pateman-Jones said Connected Kerb believes demand will actually be much higher.

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