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Case Study: The Wichelstowe Project
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As an infrastructure solution, our mission is to enable smart cities connectivity, all while providing convenient and reliable access to EV charging. For EVs to be a true revolution, they need to be accessible to everyone. That’s why our focus is on-street residential charging, where residents do not have access to off-street parking, and long-stay car parks, where dwell times are prolonged.
Case Study: The Wichelstowe Project
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Creatively designed to fit to existing street furniture, such as parking posts or bollards, the Gecko connects either as a singular, or paired socket, to a subterranean master charger unit, monitoring and controlling power flow to the socket and vehicle. Our lowest visual impact solution, it is perfectly suited to on-street residential landscapes where its sympathetic design blends discretely into the established street scene.
Our newest wall-mounted solution, the Limpet is made from recycled tyres and is designed to fit onto existing wall structures, connected in clusters of 5-10 sockets to a wall-mounted master charger unit, monitoring and controlling power flow to the socket and vehicle. Durable, discrete and environmentally sympathetic, it is best suited for public / private below-ground and multi-storey car parks where ground-mounted solutions are less appropriate.
Our original pioneer product, the Armadillo is made from recycled vehicle tyres, ensuring minimal environmental impact and maximum durability, hence, its namesake which in Spanish translates to “little armoured one”. Aesthetically it is sympathetic to the existing physical landscape where it is deployed, minimising additional visual disruption.
Nearly half of all vehicle owners – 43% – do not have a driveway, which is why,we at Connected Kerb believe the future of electric vehicle charging will be focused on urban residential streets. Current fossil fuel forecourts will not be able to cope with expected demand and, as demand for charging increases, the UK power network will not be able to sustain a rapid charging solution for all.
The only viable option is a low power, low cost, low impact residential solution which can be rolled out nationally.
The UK power network cannot currently cope with a mass rollout of rapid chargers. Whilst rapid chargers have their place, the average time to charge is 30 minutes and the existing UK infrastructure for powering vehicles simply does not have the forecourt space to cope with multiple vehicles charging at any one time. This applies going forward too, based on the expected speeds of rapid charging over the next 20 years.
The current providers of on-street charging solutions have experienced many roadblocks to their solutions, not least cost.
The only viable solution is a rollout of a residential on street charging network.
All of our products are designed to minimise visual impact and reduce street clutter. Our experience of working with local councils means we understand the importance of reducing street clutter. The Connected Kerb Armadillo – our specially designed charging point – has been sympathetically designed to accommodate this requirement.
We use an advanced software system that enables drivers to quickly and easily charge their vehicles, take advantage of attractive energy tariffs and, where appropriate, feed power back to the grid.
Our solution also enables the asset owner to better manage the use of charge points, incentivising use by the public (through reduced fees or parking rates) and encouraging responsible charging (through notifications and intelligent pricing) to maximise the number of users.
Our software platform is fully Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) compliant and simple for drivers to use, even as first time users where QR codes and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is able to quickly direct the user to the Connected Kerb mobile app.