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Connected Kerb secures £110m from Aviva


Electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure specialist Connected Kerb has secured an investment of up to £110 million from Aviva Investors to support its plans of delivering 190,000 on-street EV chargers by 2030, revolutionising access to EV charging for millions of drivers without off-street parking.

The multi-million-pound investment into UK public charging infrastructure will be critical to delivering the Government’s plan of installing more than 300,000 chargers by 2030.

For context, the investment of up to £110 million is equivalent to around a quarter of all the money committed by the UK Government under its flagship Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund, aimed at helping local authorities fund on-street EV charging projects.

“Our partnership with Aviva Investors will turn EV charging on its head,” said Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb. “Successfully delivering the benefits of the EV transition to all – regardless of location, wealth, or circumstance – relies entirely on the UK’s ability to deploy convenient and reliable public charging at scale.

“This investment combines the proven long-term reliability of Connected Kerb’s infrastructure with the financial resources and expertise of Aviva Investors to deploy charging, at scale, to all corners of the UK, giving individuals and businesses the confidence to make the switch to electric, and dramatically reduce carbon emissions and air pollution – it’s truly game-changing.”

Aviva Investors’ investment into Connected Kerb aims to rebalance any gap between EV ownership and public charging infrastructure. Connected Kerb’s growth plans, enabled by Aviva Investors, will also support green jobs in the UK where all of Connected Kerb’s chargers are manufactured, directly supporting the UK Government’s levelling up agenda.

As part of the deal, Connected Kerb will also deliver EV charging infrastructure across the insurer’s pan-European real estate portfolio, which includes over 300 major owned assets in the UK alone – one of the country’s largest portfolios. Connected Kerb’s hardware and expertise will be key to supporting the electrification of this portfolio.

connected kerb secures investment from aviva

The investment support the company’s plans to deliver 190,000 on-street chargers by 2030.

“We are pleased to support Connected Kerb’s ambitious rollout of EV charging infrastructure across the UK, a sector at the heart of the transition towards a low carbon future,” said Sean McLachlan, Senior Director, Infrastructure, at Aviva Investors.

“The funding we are providing will help to speed up the provision of EV charging to homes and businesses alike, whilst increasing accessibility. We also look forward to working with a management team which has market leading experience in building and operating public infrastructure and integrated smart networks, alongside excellent ESG credentials.”

Connected Kerb, which is soon to go live on Zap-Pay, currently has almost 1,000 charging devices installed across the UK, with plans to have 190,000 chargers installed by 2030.

The company is also planning an expansion into the U.S., having recently been selected by the New York City Department of Transport and Newlab to deliver an on-street EV charging pilot project in New York that will provide a blueprint for the city to rollout 10,000 on-street chargers by 2030, cutting emissions and improving air quality for millions.

Zap-Map is currently offering users the chance to win a whole month of free charging. All charging sessions conducted using Zap-Pay from 9th September to 9th October inclusive will go into a prize draw, offering three Zap-Pay users the chance to win a month’s free charging.

The offer applies to Zap-Pay charging sessions on the more than 3,000 Zap-Pay enabled devices across the country. This means the more times users pay for charging using Zap-Pay from 9th September to 9th October, the more likely they are to win.

Entry is simple: use Zap-Pay to charge your car. Every instance of a Zap-Pay charge from 9th September to 9th October will go into a prize draw. Users will also need to email zap-pay-prize-draw@zap-map.com stating they’d like to enter the Zap-Pay prize draw, using the email address registered on their Zap-Map account.

On 10th October, Zap-Map will randomly select a handful of Zap-Pay charging sessions that took place in the allotted time period – to pull out three lucky winners.