EV infrastructure company Connected Kerb announced the launch of its first kerbside electric vehicle charger in Borough Road, Southwark today.
This launch follows the company's success in the Mayor of London's Award for Urban Innovation last year. Since then, Connected Kerb has been collaborating with Southwark Council, Virgin Media and the National Grid in order to expand the number of EV charging bays across London, as part of the UK Government's Zero emission campaign.
COO of Connected Kerb, Paul Ayres, commented: "We are delighted to announce the launch of our first kerbside charging and connectivity deployment in Borough Road, Southwark and have been particularly impressed by Southwark Council's pioneering adoption of the technology.
As electric vehicle ownership increases, 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.
Ayres continued: “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."
Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “It’s great news that the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge is delivering results. This shows that by working together, City Hall and innovative tech start-ups like Connected Kerb can come together to tackle the big economic, social and environmental challenges facing the capital. The Mayor is clear that London’s toxic air is a health emergency and encouraging more Londoners to switch dirtier diesels to cleaner vehicles including electric vehicles is critical in tackling it. He is working closely with boroughs and businesses on delivering the charging infrastructure Londoners need and this exciting new initiative delivered by Connected Kerb and Southwark Council is a welcome addition.”