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1,000 Connected Kerb charge point installation under way in Gloucestershire

Nic Ryan

A three year project to deliver 1,000 charge points across 20 sites has begun in Gloucestershire.

The first of the charge point installations across five sites include Stroud Road, Gloucester; Churchill Road, Gloucester; Abbey Terrace, Winchcombe, Ewlyn Road, Cheltenham Road, Cheltenham, and Church Street, Newent. They are expected to be completed by the 6th of November.

The chosen charge point operator, Connected Kerb, provides on-street charging for electric vehicles (EVs), Gloucestershire County Council’s aim is to provide these charge points for residents with no access to off-street parking and charging to give them the confidence they need to purchase an EV.

The scheme is funded by the county council and the Department for Transport’s On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS).

The areas to receive the new charge points include Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Forest of Dean, Tewkesbury, Cinderford, Bishop's Cleeve and Winchcombe.

“I’m delighted that the rollout for our electric vehicle charging points has now started,” said 
Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning at Gloucestershire County Council.

“Electric vehicles reduce emissions and noise pollution, as well as improve air quality.

“These charging points will provide accessible facilities for residents who do not have off-street parking and help to create a greener Gloucestershire.”

Connected Kerb is a Zapmap Live data partner, meaning that users of the Zapmap app and web map are able to access live status and availability charge point information to enable them to better plan their routes and charging sessions.

“Local communities are the beating heart of the EV transition which is why listening to their feedback on EV charging proposals is so important,” said Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb.

“Our aim is to make EV charging inclusive, reliable and convenient for everyone, particularly residents without a driveway, so all input is invaluable. 

“This is a great project that will encourage further EV uptake and accelerate Gloucestershire’s efforts to tackle climate change.”

Paying for charging at Connected Kerb charge points is simple with Zap-Pay. Easily search, plan, and pay for your charging within the Zapmap app, payment options include credit/debit card, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay.