Connected Kerb is introducing smart charging across its UK public network, following a successful government-backed trial last year.

The charge point operator’s smart charging will allow drivers to schedule charging during off-peak hours when energy is cheapest and greenest, which will help save users money, cut carbon and reduce pressure on the grid.

The rollout, set to begin this month, will see the majority of Connected Kerb’s charge points – 6,000 already installed and 4,000 to be deployed this year – activated by 2025.

To save money, users will be able to schedule a charge from 7pm, any day of the week, through the company’s app, with users benefitting from a reduced tariff.

Once plugged in and scheduled, charging will begin at midnight and carry on until 7am or until the EV battery is fully charged.

The first areas to benefit from Connected Kerb’s smart charging rollout will be Lincoln, Scarborough, Ryedale, and Sunderland.

The network-wide rollout of smart charging comes after Connected Kerb’s government-backed trial of public smart charging,known as Agile Streets.

Ben Boutcher-West, Connected Kerb chief digital officer, said, “We know that just under two thirds of people in the UK don’t have access to a home charger, which is why we’re committed to levelling the playing field between those who can access smart charging and those who can’t.

”By increasing the speed of charging when energy is cheapest, we can now offer drivers lower-cost tariffs, maximise the use of green energy and take strain off the grid.

”Our rollout of public smart charging isn’t just a major milestone for Connected Kerb, but the UK’s EV transition as a whole, bringing our public charging network one stop closer to democratising the gap between those with and without off-street parking.”


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