Kent Connected Kerb
Connected Kerb to install 40 charging units across 20 Kent parish sites.
08:42 24 May 2021
Connected Kerb has partnered with Kent County Council in a scheme that will see the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in hard-to-reach communities.
Connected Kerb will start with the installation of 40 charging units across 20 Kent parish sites. Revenue from the scheme will be reinvested into the local community or used to support the rollout and maintenance of more chargers.
Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said: “Although demand for chargers is higher in dense urban areas, the lack of infrastructure in out-of-town communities leaves people concerned about switching to EVs,”
“It is vital that access to public charging is equitable across the entire country and we bring an end to the EV charging postcode lottery.”
Tim Middleton, transport innovations programme manager for highways, transportation and waste at Kent County Council, said: “This partnership offers a fantastic opportunity for Kent businesses, residents and visitors to have equal access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure – not only is this crucial as we move closer to the 2030 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars, but it means that Kent can play its part in the transition to decarbonisation.”