Additional unique featuresReduces additional visual disruption

7kW

The Limpet would be best suited to a car park environment as a long-dwell time solution.

Sensors

Which will feedback to a centralised system to provide real-time data on traffic, weather, and air conditions on a localised basis.

The LimpetOverview

Our 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. As are all our products, the Limpet is designed for environments where there is prolonged dwell time, offering a 7kW charge. The Limpet is powered by The Tardis - an advanced mobility platform.

Our approachKey Features of The Limpet

Residential charging point

Residential charging point

Over 40% of UK residents do not have a driveway or the ability to install a home charger. Providing fossil fuel forecourt will not meet this demand either. The only viable option is a low power, low cost, low impact residential solution which can be rolled out nationally.

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Residential charging point

Residential charging point

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.

Low cost, low impact

Low cost, low impact

All of our products are designed to minimise visual impact and reduce street clutter.

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Low cost, low impact

Low cost, low impact

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.

Made from recycled materials

Made from recycled materials

At Connected Kerb, our core purpose is powering the future sustainably, which is why we have chosen to manufacture our charging components from recycled vehicle tyres and recycled plastic.

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Made from recycled materials

Made from recycled materials

At Connected Kerb, our core purpose is powering the future sustainably, which is why we have chosen to manufacture our charging components from recycled vehicle tyres and recycled plastic. We understand that environmental impact doesn’t stop at the point of assembly, which is why we will also use recycled aggregates during the construction phase of our infrastructure roll-outs.

Powered by renewable energy

Powered by renewable energy

We fully believe in the Circular Economy and sustainability by powering our charge points using renewable energy.

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Powered by renewable energy

Powered by renewable energy

We believe in the Circular Economy and sustainability by powering our charge points using renewable energy. It is our goal to power all of our charge points via renewable sources now and into the future.

Electric vehicle mobility platform

Electric vehicle mobility platform

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.

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Electric vehicle mobility platform

Electric vehicle mobility platform

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.

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Data connectivity between vehicle and home via 5G

The Connected Kerb system can also be fitted with street level 5G repeater units, supported by our fibre backbone and facilitating the swift adoption of 5G in residential environments, from car to street to pedestrian to house.

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Data connectivity between vehicle and home via 5G

Data connectivity between vehicle and home via 5G

5G Connectivity – The Connected Kerb system can also be fitted with street level 5G repeater units, supported by our fibre backbone and facilitating the swift adoption of 5G in residential environments, from car to street to pedestrian to house. This network will enable future mobility solutions, such as autonomous vehicles to download their data on the go or when they recharge.

Anonymous data exchange

Anonymous data exchange

We recognise users’ privacy and how valuable their own data is to them. We are creating a safe, secure network where users will ‘own’ their personal data.

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Anonymous data exchange

Anonymous data exchange

We recognise users’ privacy and how valuable their own data is to them. We are creating a safe, secure network where users will ‘own’ their personal data. Every user will have a secure data silo, a little like a digital safety deposit box, that will contain all user and transaction data; we’ll offer users control over how their data is shared, used and monetised.

Promotes IoT connectivity

Promotes IoT connectivity

Our charge points can be fitted with air quality, proximity sensors and temperature gauges, which feeds back to a centralised system that is able to provide real-time data on traffic, weather and air conditions.

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Promotes IoT connectivity

Promotes IoT connectivity

Connected Kerb is the UKs first charging infrastructure company to incorporate an ultra fast data communication network that provides connectivity between vehicle, house and user. This new technology is a patent pending solution that also incorporates blockchain technology to provide a secure communications platform for the EV ecosystem.

Traffic and environmental sensors

Traffic and environmental sensors

IoT (Internet of Things) sensors providing surrounding environmental data, such as air quality data, temperature and parking bay occupancy.

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Traffic and environmental sensors

Traffic and environmental sensors

IoT (Internet of Things) sensors providing surrounding environmental data, such as air quality data, temperature and parking bay occupancy. This can subsequently provide an aggregate view of pollution impact and mitigating approaches to support public and private Ultra Low Emission Zone initiatives.

Frequently asked questionsFAQs

How are the Connected Kerb charge points ‘future-proof’?

It comes down to one key component – the Tardis. This part of our charging solution is housed in a Node Box beneath the pavement. It integrates power and data in one console to provide the connectivity needed to support future charging solutions, such as wireless / inductive charging. This means that the infrastructure is long-life and remains relevant even if the charge point socket itself becomes obsolete.

How do I get a CKL charger on my street?

Please contact us with your post code.

How do I locate Connected Kerb charge points?

All charge points are displayed live on our user app. Go to www.smartkerb.com to register.

Are Connected Kerb charge points rapid, fast or slow?

Our charge points are up to 7kWh and are classified as slow - fast chargers, they’re designed specifically for areas where dwell time is prolonged.

What are the benefits of slow charging?

Slow charging places less stress on the vehicle’s battery and the electrical grid. It's also a 'quicker', more convenient way to charge if you know your dwell time is going to be significant. For example, plugging in when you get home in the evenings, going about your nightly routine, waking up in the morning with a charged car and no need to hang around waiting at a destination or fast charger.

How long does it take to repair a CK charge point?

Because we house the important parts of our system beneath the pavement, the repair times for the above-ground socket can be as quick as 30 minutes.

How do I monitor the air quality in the area?

You can access the air quality dashboard at www.smartkerb.com.

Do I need an app to begin charging at a Connected Kerb charge point?

Yes, users need to initially register through the phone app. Once registered, access can be granted with a RFID membership card or the app. You can register at www.smartkerb.com.

What socket do the Connected Kerb charge points provide?

Our charge points provide a Type 2 socket.

What type of cable can be used at a Connected Kerb charge point?

A standard Type 2.

How do I charge using the CKL system?

Once connecting the cable to the car and the charger, the charge can be activated and stopped by using the RFID membership card and phone app.

How do I end a charging session?

Charging will end once the battery is sufficiently charged, the cable will only release once the RFID membership card is swiped or ‘stop charging’ is activated on the phone app.

My cable is stuck in the charging point. What can I do?

The cable will auto-unlock in case of a power failure or a 'stop charge' is activated. In the unlikely event of a locked cable, please contact customer services who can remotely unlock the cable.

How long will it take to charge my car?

The length of charging time is dependent on the battery capacity of the vehicle and the amount of charge already in the battery. To calculate your charging time, you can use the following formula: Time = Battery capacity of your vehicle / workload (determined by the charge point or the charging cable). At a CK charge point, the available workload is 7.5 kW. Using a Kia E-Niro as an example, divide the 64kWh battery capacity by the 7.5 kW workload, which would equal roughly 8.5 hours or a good night’s sleep. Perfect for if you’re plugging in outside your home overnight. It is advisable to only charge to 100% for long trips and 80% for regular commute.

What do the lights at the charge point mean?

Green is available, blue is charging and red is unavailable.

How do I know if the charger is free?

A solid green light will indicate the charger if free to use.

What does smart charging involve?

Smart charging undertakes localised load balancing to prevent any potential overload to the electrical grid.

Can CKL charge points be personalised?

Yes, factors permitting. Please contact us to enquire further.

I am interested in partnering with Connected Kerb, who can I contact?

Please use the form on our contact page. Your email will then be directed to the relevant CKL contact who will respond to you as quickly as possible.

I am interested in partnering with Connected Kerb, who can I contact?

Please use the form on our contact page. Your email will then be directed to the relevant CKL contact who will respond to you as quickly as possible.