Barnet opts for flat-and-flush EV charging


Motorists in Barnet are set to benefit from new on-street, residential, EV charging spaces using a “flat-and-flush” charge point design.

The London borough will see the installation of more than 500 charging points, designed to be flat-and-flush with the pavement, that will enable residents without driveways to charge their EVs easily and locally.

Barnet Council has awarded a contract to clean power experts, Trojan Energy, to deliver the £4.65 million project, £3.5 million of which was secured in Government grant funding.

Trojan Energy’s on-street EV charging points will be located across 34 of Barnet’s streets, and will be operational in phases by November 2022 and March 2023.

The flat-and-flush charging point design leaves the pavement entirely clear of clutter and fully accessible to other pavement users when not in use.

Customers use a lance which they keep in their possession to connect their vehicle to the charging point at the roadside.

These points are linked via underground cables to cabinets, located discreetly up to 100m away, which send power to 15 charging units at any one time.

Trojan Energy will also deploy its Deicer system within the project. This system allows Barnet EV drivers to obtain real-time chargepoint availability updates via their mobile phone, either by app or text.

Ian Mackenzie, CEO of Trojan Energy, said: “We know that people are four times more likely to own an electric vehicle if they have a driveway but, by rolling out Trojan Energy’s on-street charging points, we are making owning an EV increasingly accessible to the millions of motorists that park on-street without cluttering our streets with permanent charging posts.”


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