A new style of small and inconspicuous electric vehicle charging point is being trialled in Borough Road thanks to a collaboration between Connected Kerb and Southwark Council.
Connected Kerb has installed its unique, discreet and sympathetically designed kerbside units – which are made from recycled materials – on the south side of Borough Road outside London South Bank University.
The new charging stations – which won the Mayor of London's Award for Urban Innovation last year – are much more compact than the bulky street furniture recently installed on Southwark Street by Transport for London for use by drivers of electric taxis.
"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," said Paul Ayres, chief operating officer of Connected Kerb.
"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."
Cllr Richard Livingstone, Southwark's cabinet member for environment, transport management and air quality, said: "We are happy to be supporting the trial of Connected Kerb's first electric vehicle charge points and hope that they will help local electric vehicle users.
"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.
"We want to help people to make decisions that improve air quality here in Southwark, be that by walking, cycling and taking public transport, or by using clean fuel.
"These new charge points are making it easier than ever for people who live in Southwark to make the switch to electric vehicles."
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