The story behind Connected Kerb EV Charging Solutions
Connected Kerb was formed in 2017, but the ideas and inspiration that led to this point were born long before then…
The business was founded by five friends – Steve Richardson, Nick Dobie, Richard Clements, Peter Howe and Paul Ayres.
Steve and Nick were key contributors in the delivery of Boris Bikes and the London 2012 Olympic Games Transportation programme as part of the Source London project, the London network for electric vehicles.
They saw the potential in targeting the residential charging point market and set about developing their ideas alongside Richard, Pete and later, Paul. Their big moment came in 2018 at the London Civic Innovation Awards where they picked up an award in the electric vehicle category.
Fast forward to 2022, Connected Kerb celebrated their fifth birthday, an important milestone in the company’s growth that followed the announcement of a £110 million investment by Aviva Investors.
With over 3,200 charging sockets installed in 2022. They now have more than 1700 public charging points at over 500 locations across the UK and have rolled out a charge point programme working within the commercial sector including Hotels.
They have focused on accessibility and reliability, delivering 99.1% charging network uptime.
Ranked joint 4th best electric vehicle charging network by Zap Map, making them the #1 public fast (AC) charging network.
Delivered more than 1.1m kwh of energy in 2022 (783% increase on 2021). That’s 6.6m miles driven by an electric car in 2022.
Connected Kerb have a unique approach to deploying Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as they seek to level up the provision of EV charging across the country, which they believe is essential to meeting net zero.
As well as reducing charging ‘blackspots’ in rural areas they want to ensure disabled EV users can access long-lasting, reliable EV charging infrastructure.
These projects are just the start of their journey and are working with hotels, residential developers, commercial real estate, and local authorities to ensure that the charging infrastructure is there ahead of the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.