Connected Kerb continues its UK expansion, including another 2,100 chargers

  • It’s been a busy few weeks for Connected Kerb, with several new charging developments announced across the country.
  • The largest development is a partnership with South Tyneside Council, which will increase the number of charge points in the area by 30-fold.
  • Meanwhile, 100 chargers have been installed in Gloucestershire, and 68 inactive chargers in Woking have been taken over and switched back on.

More EV chargers on the way

Earlier this week, the company announced its partnership with South Tyneside Council. With installations beginning this month, the company will install around 2,100 chargers to the area over the next 20 years. This region is currently notably underserved when it comes to charging infrastructure, with the lowest number of chargers of any mainland UK region – occupying just 1,631 of the 57,290 chargers in the country, according to Zapmap. This partnership will therefore be ripe for encouraging EV adoption in the area.

Councillor Ernest Gibson, from South Tyneside Council, commented:

“The entire country is undergoing a massive shift in ways in which we travel, and we are committed to ensuring that South Tyneside plays its part. With the first chargers expected to be in the ground by the end of March, we are committed to giving more residents the confidence they need to make the switch to electric, whilst supporting our sustainability agenda. Our partnership with Connected Kerb – enabling the largest rollout of EV chargers in the North East – provides a blueprint for other councils right across the UK to follow.”

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CEO of Connected Kerb, Chris Pateman-Jones, also added:

“With millions of pounds available to local authorities from Government initiatives such as the LEVI Fund, councils are in the driving seat to take decisive, meaningful action to deploy charge points where their communities need them the most. Our partnership with South Tyneside Council is yet another example of bold ambition turned into action.”

The company is also making good progress with its project to install 1,000 chargers in Gloucestershire, with 100 now in place, and the number set to rise to 130 by the end of March. It has also taken charge of 68 unmanaged chargers in Woking, which are now accessible through the firm’s charging app.

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