Connected Kerb to install 190,000 on-street EV chargers in UK by 2030

Connected Kerb, a charging infrastructure firm, reportedly announced its plan of deploying nearly 190,000 public chargers in the UK by 2030, which requires an investment of nearly 1.9 billion pounds. The announcement came amidst the increasing demand for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the country.

According to sources, the London-based company already has around 1,000 chargers working in the city, with contracts to install 10,000 more. Chris Pateman-Jones, Chief Executive of Kerb, has apparently declared that by the end of 2022, the company will have orders to install additional 30,000 chargers.

As per credible reports, Connected Kerb instates long term contracts ranging from 15 to 25 years, funded by prominent banks and infrastructure groups like Equitix. The company also uses UK government subsidies for installing chargers in public areas and residential places.

For the uninitiated, the British government in its new rule has decided to put a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030. With electric cars being the only anticipated mode of transportation, the country has expressed a demand for around 400,000 EV chargers by that time.

As per claims by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association aka ACEA, the sales for fully electric cars witnessed a surge in the UK with 88% increase in the demand in the year 2021, as compared to the sales of previous year.

Reportedly, with the increasing sales of electric vehicles, the country is facing a huge roadblock due to the delay in installation of on-street chargers.

Pateman-Jones added that the real challenge in buying an EV is the inconvenience due to less on-street charger installations and the lack of reliability in charging infrastructure in today’s time; which is why the idea of installation of more on-street EV chargers in the country looks feasible.

Along with Kerb, Royal Dutch Shell also publicized its plans of expanding its EV charging network and installing 50,000 on-street charging units by 2025 in Britain.

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