The below-ground infrastructure for 18 charging points was installed during the project’s first phase, with 12 initial charging points being activated while demand is monitored.
The deployment is Cambridge’s first installation of Connected Kerb’s technology and provides reliable EV charging for both members and people visiting the Park.
Phil Nunn, Director, Jumptech, commented:
"As a believer that the adoption of electric vehicles is an essential part of the decarbonisation of transport, and superior and cheaper for owners, it's fantastic to see this facility on the Science Park. Many members of our team travel across the country in EV's for our regular catch-ups and it's great they are now able to head home from the Science Park with their cars fully charged."
Connected Kerb has won multiple innovation and sustainability awards for its unique design, with each charging point being made from high volumes of recycled materials, including plastic and vehicle tyres.
Jeanette Walker, Director, Cambridge Science Park, commented:
“We completed a detailed comparison of all the suppliers in the market and Connected Kerb came out top. Long-term value for money and scalable deployment coupled with a passion for innovation and a commitment to sustainability – Connected Kerb met all our criteria”.
CEO of Connected Kerb, Chris Pateman-Jones, commented:
“We are incredibly excited to be working with Cambridge Science Park on this project. Innovation is central to what we do, and we are in awe of much of the work generated by companies from within the Park.
“We are proud to be providing our charging technology for the Park community and we hope it encourages people who may have been cautious about transitioning to EVs to do so.”
The technology, which connects to data as well as power, also provides a platform for smart city innovations, including Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
Cambridge Science Park and Connected Kerb are working together to develop wider scale expansion plans as part of Phase 2 of the project with the ultimate ambition of having at least 50% of all the parking spaces on the Park as charging points.
About Connected Kerb
Based in London, Connected Kerb Ltd provide a smart cities platform that integrates both power and data at kerbside to support electric and autonomous vehicles, and the application of advanced IoT technologies. Connected Kerb’s platform is innovated to empower better-connected communities, promote liveable streets, minimise environmental impact and enable the transition to electric vehicles for all people. www.connectedkerb.com
About Cambridge Science Park
Founded in 1970 by Trinity College Cambridge, today the Cambridge Science Park is home to over 100 companies employing circa 7000 people developing life-enhancing products and services. For companies, the Park offers more than just property, and for their staff it is more than just a workplace. It is a thriving, community-based innovation eco-system where technologies converge, and where people meet, exchange ideas, collaborate and socialise.
Sustainability is at the core of everything - from the development of new buildings to the management of the 152-acre parkland and innovative green transport initiatives.
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