Innovative kerbside charge points go live in Brent

Thu 29 July 2021 View all news

An innovative on-street chargepoint project has begun in London.  Start-up company Trojan Energy's chargepoints sit flush within the pavement, with no permanent raised street furniture at the pavement edge. The system has been designed with input from Disability Rights UK to improve safety for all street users.

Five charge points have been installed in Mortimer Road for a small group of trial participants to carry out real-world testing of the prototype system. The full trial of 150 chargepoints across Brent and Camden will go live later in the year.

Transport Minister Rachel Maclean said: “This project is a great example of how technology is being used to solve a real-world problem to ensure that our EV infrastructure fits in seamlessly in our local towns and cities. This is crucial as we build back greener and encourage more people to make the switch, which is why I’m delighted this government is backing its delivery.”

The full trial will see 10 sets of 15 charge points deployed on six streets in Brent and four streets in Camden. 

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