A new electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint targeted at those without driveways has been launched by Connected Kerb.
Named Chameleon, the chargepoint is a bollard-style charging point and is one of the lowest impact and smallest dual charger solutions for public on-street charging in the market, the company said.
The Chameleon is made predominantly from recycled steel and stands at just under one meter tall, making it accessible for wheelchair users and not subject to planning permission.
The chargepoint supports 5G, internet of things (IoT) and air quality sensors and follows the modular design of all Connected Kerb chargepoints with enabling infrastructure that contains key components sitting underground.
This can be installed before EV demand rises, which Connected Kerb said therefore reduces unused infrastructure and the need for further ground excavation for maintenance.
“Our latest charger design – the Chameleon – is a real game-changer in the EV infrastructure market. To pack so much technology into a small post with a dual socket is no mean feat and the solution is a credit to the product & innovation of the Connected Kerb team,” said Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb.
It follows Connected Kerb installing its maiden kerbside public charging station in 2019 – the same year it signed a partnership with induction technology specialist Magment to bring wireless charging to the UK.
The company is targeting the installation of 190,000 public on-street EV chargers by 2030, with a number of rollouts agreed with local authorities across the UK.