ADOPT NET-ZERO by Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb
“As CEO of Connected Kerb, I get asked every week whether we can really make a full transition to electric vehicles ahead of 2030 and every time I give the same answer – we simply have to. If the world is to hit the global temperature target of 1.5 degrees and minimise the impact of climate change for future generations, then reducing particulate pollution in all communities is critical and EV has a huge role to play. We are less than nine years away from the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars coming into force in the UK and while that will be a watershed moment in the climate change fight, being ready for that date is a challenge of epic proportions. Similarly, the aim of reaching net zero by 2050 is a target that struggled to get unanimous acceptance by nations at COP26 such is the daunting nature of it. But here at Connected Kerb, we believe that by installing long-lasting EV infrastructure that is sustainable, affordable and accessible for all regardless of social status, location or physical ability, the UK can become a global leader in making a full EV transition. Leading by example is what the quest for net zero requires, to show that the time for talking is over and action needs to be taken now.”
Dr Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO, Connected Kerb
Connected Kerb is one of the UK’s leading providers of EV charging infrastructure solutions which combine power and data at kerbside to deliver convenient, reliable charging and fast fibre connection. Connected Kerb work with councils, developers, fleets and other organisations to provide tailored solutions that will help to accelerate the transition to EVs for all people.
The company has installed 1,000 chargers in 2021 and expects to have 5,500 installed across the UK, with contracts secured for 30,000 more, by the end of 2022. By 2030, the company plans to have 190,000 chargers installed, worth up to £1.9bn.
In 2021 alone Connected Kerb has secured new partnerships for 10,000 public on-street EV chargers across the UK, the majority of which will be deployed across West Sussex and Kent. The West Sussex tender is believed to be the UK’s largest ever deployment by a local authority.
The company is proud to be involved in the UK’s first smart charging trial called Agile Streets. The project aims to bring cheaper charging to EV users using a business model where they can charge their vehicle when energy is cheapest, saving them hundreds of pounds a year.
Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO is speaking on 14 June, Focus Day in:
8.15 – 9.40, Public and Residential EV charging panel
12.30 – 13.15, Robust public charging networks to service consumers and fleets Partner panel
17.00 – 18.20, Funding and Financing panel
Isabel James, Account Director and Ashleigh Braund, Account Director from Connected Kerb will be hosting roundtable discussions with participants on 15 June, Ambassadors’ Day:
15.05-15.50 Hybrid Presentation / Roundtable For Local Authorities
- How to manage power load leveraging the innovation project we’ve been part of, Agile Streets, presenting use cases for it
- Recognising the recommendation around accessibility and how to manage it / handle it.
15.50-16.35 Hybrid Presentation / Roundtable For Residential and Commercial Developers
- How to navigate electric vehicle charging challenges and gain an advantage in the process
- We’ll present a short 10-15 min case use about the Wichelstowe development that we work with Barratt on
The team from Connected Kerb will be exhibiting on 14 and 15 June.