Electric vehicle charging infrastructure for the public sector & local authorities
Support your residents in making the switch to electric cars. We provide end-to-end public sector EV charging solutions, helping you to deliver sustainable, cost-effective and easily scalable EV charging for your residents and fleet vehicles. We’re committed to democratising access to charging for all people, making electric vehicles a viable choice for those without driveways or access to workplace charging.
With our public sector and local authority EV charging solutions (including fleet), your organisation can:
Generate new income streams without stretching your budget
- Installing new infrastructure doesn’t have to break the bank. From partially- to fully-funded models with different levels of profit share, we've worked with many councils looking to invest in greener infrastructure.
- Multiple tariffs and different levels of access makes the EV charging infrastructure a flexible but reliable source of income. Our software and consolidated billing system allows you to alter tariffs in response to demand and grid availability, as well as depending on the time of day, week or night.
- Leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to further monetise your new EV charging points. From hosting Wi-Fi and fast fibre to parking, air and traffic sensors, our chargers can be monetised for public and private use of their IoT technologies.
Achieve your Net Zero goals
- Improve local air quality and make your authority a more attractive place to live. Our electric vehicle chargers can be installed on-street, without adding constraints on local parking or introducing visual disruption and are key in helping to take polluting cars off the road.
- Make your constituents healthier and reduce local healthcare costs. Studies show that 28,000 people in the UK die prematurely as a result of poor air quality, with road transport accounting for a significant portion of all greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles release 66% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a standard petrol car.
- Our charging points have a longer lifespan than competitor models for a reduced impact on landfills. We keep our most expensive electronics protected from damage underground, with the above-ground socket easily and affordably replaced.
- We do our best to use recycled material in our products, where possible, to lower environmental impact. We use recycled materials everywhere we can to keep our chargers as green as possible.
Keep your constituents and their communities happy
- Your constituents want more access to affordable EV charge points. 89% of the adult population would be more likely to make the switch to electric cars if they had access to EV charging at home or at work, while 67% of current EV owners would not have bought an EV if they did not have access to overnight charging.
- Our community engagement programme ensures that residents are informed ahead of any works to encourage buy-in. We also focus on educating residents about EVs and debunking common EV-related myths to encourage them to make the switch.
- Our team of experts support you in selecting the right locations for EV charging points. Using our advanced, in-house site selection tool, which takes into account: demand, site constraints, the limitations for the electrical grid and future power supply needs. We’ll identify the best on-street locations for you and your residents.
- The unique and long-lasting design of our EV charging stations keeps construction activities and disruption to a minimum. We install passive below-ground infrastructure, which means that we can add additional above-ground charging points without the need for any further digging.
Why Connected Kerb?
Our experts deliver a hassle-free solution
- Every local authority’s objectives are different, which is why we deliver a bespoke solution fully tailored to you. Our seasoned team will be happy to leverage their expertise to everything from funding through to site selection, installation and maintenance to support you at every stage of the project.
- We keep an eye on everything to ensure no disruption to services. Our advanced software automatically monitors your chargers 24/7, allowing issues to be resolved immediately and remotely. This means no disruption to drivers or your ROI.
Our customised reporting & consolidated billing is easy to use
- Our pricing and fees are as simple and transparent as possible. We apply no joining, membership or connection charges and our prices average £0.23 per kW, which is 23% lower than the national average of over £0.30 per kW.
- With our consolidated billing system, you can easily manage access and usage and incentivise usage thanks to adjustable tariffs. Our automated, on-demand reporting allows you to have a full overview of charging sessions and the data that matters to your council while helping you manage charging according to the user (e.g. taxi drivers, NHS, council fleet vehicles).
Advanced back-end software to avoid overloading the grid
- Dynamic load management (DLM) ensures electricity is distributed in the most efficient way. Our software works intelligently within existing power capacity to offer the optimum amount of charge to each vehicle, saving on power upgrades or reinforcements, and ensuring charging is optimised and reliable, even with limited grid capacity.
Reliable, future-proof & scalable infrastructure
- Our infrastructure is built with the future needs of your residents in mind. With passive infrastructure installed below-ground in the initial construction phase, we can easily add above-ground chargers without further disruption - making our technology a long-term solution that’s easy to scale.
- Advanced software ensures our chargers are flexible to changing technologies. Our chargers are designed to last the distance without replacements, which is why they can be easily adapted to respond to technological evolutions, including wireless charging and eMobility hubs.
Planning ahead of government changes
The government is moving to ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, expecting to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Whilst this seems like a long time away, the infrastructure needed to facilitate this change is significant, and councils should start planning their EV charging networks today to ensure they are ready for the changes:
- Our reports have shown that drivers will switch to EV charging points when they see more charging infrastructure available in public.
- To help you scale we offer passive infrastructure where we install the below-ground infrastructure, ready for 2030, but only install the above-ground (active) charging sockets when the demand is high enough. Take a look at our case study to see how this works in practice.
- Preparing now and installing passive infrastructure allows us to minimise disruption, ensuring there is less work and digs closer to the deadline.
- Although OZEV funding is aimed at smaller to medium scale projects, we can help you bring in private funding for larger scale projects.
We can help you secure funding
Our funding options for public sector EV charging infrastructure
- Connected Kerb offer funding, leasing, financing and profit/revenue share options to make installing EV chargers as convenient as possible. We engage with global infrastructure funders to secure private funding to cover the upfront costs of installing EV infrastructure.
- Our seasoned team leverages their expertise to give reliable ROI and revenue generation analysis tailored to your organisation. During this process, we work alongside you to identify the most suitable funding options.
Government grants for electric car charging points
We are experienced in applying for and capturing OZEV funding for projects that meet residential needs and can help you apply for grants to subsidise the cost.
- On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme: There have been a number of changes to this scheme that make it even more attractive to local authorities:
- The maximum funding per charge point has been increased to £13,000 in cases where connection costs are high and can be evidenced. Otherwise, a maximum of £7,500 per charge point will be funded.
- The £100,000 guide cap for projects has been removed. Projects will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
- The project completion deadline has been extended to 31 March 2023.
This report highlights the current inadequacy of EV charging infrastructure and provides insight into what future charging infrastructure should look like to maximise EV uptake.
No one-size-fits-all EV charge point solution exists: ensure your solution offers maximum value & convenience, by considering the people who will be using it and what their needs are.
Flexible products, consistent performanceProducts
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.