The Chameleon from Connected Kerb - ‘blending in’ to its Background

15th Jul 2022

The Chameleon from Connected Kerb - ‘blending in’ to its Background

The Chameleon is a new bollard-style charging point from Connected Kerb, designed and manufactured right here in the UK. It is one of the lowest impact and smallest dual charger solutions for public on-street charging in the market. It can also be deployed by residential and commercial developers, workplace managers and fleet operators.

Hundreds of them will be installed on residential streets across the UK as part of the company’s drive to make electric vehicle charging sustainable, affordable accessible to all.

According to CEO, Chris Pateman - Jones“We’re committed to facilitating the widespread transition to electric vehicles for users who cannot charge their vehicle at home. Our latest charger design - the Chameleon – is a real game-changer in the EV infrastructure market. To pack so much technology into a small post with a dual socket is no mean feat and the solution is a credit to the product & innovation of the Connected Kerb team.”

As one of the UK’s leading providers of EV infrastructures, Connected Kerb provides on-street residential charging, working with local councils across the UK to support the 60% of homeowners unable to charge their vehicle at home. It also provides long-lasting EV charging infrastructure to residential developers, commercial entities, fleets, local authorities and workplaces.

Company background

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. Connected Kerb appointed their first employees and acquired a new office in Holborn shortly afterwards.

Today, four years later, the company boasts upwards of 60 employees from across the world - from the UK to South Africa and from Brazil to New Zealand. It currently has charging points at over 300 sites across the country. In November 2021, we announced plans to install 5,000 charging points across the UK in 2022 with contracts for 30,000 and 190,000 set to be deployed by 2030.

It boasts as having a unique plan to deploying Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as it seek to level up the provision of EV charging across the country, which it believe is essential to meeting net zero, delivering on-street residential charging to the 60% of people unable to charge their car at home.

As well as reducing charging ‘blackspots’ in rural areas Connected Kerb wants to ensure disabled EV users can access long-lasting, reliable EV charging infrastructure.

Its CEO continued: “Increasing EV provision in lower income areas is also our goal. To this end we have worked with Lambeth Council to install charging points across several council estates where toxic air quality levels are highest.

We have also undertaken installing smart charging points across streets and car parks in Glasgow, East Lothian, Hackney and Shropshire.

These projects are just the start of our journey. We are working with residential developers, commercial real estate, fleets and local authorities to ensure to ensure that the charging infrastructure is there ahead of the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.

Making EV charging sustainable, affordable and accessible to all remains our single goal as we make a full transition to electric.


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