Written by Kfir Kedem - August 13, 2020
Edited by Asaf Kedem
Not everyone has the privilege of having off-street parking. This is especially a burden for anyone who owns an electric car, as they are not able to set up a charging station at home. Connected Kerb aim to solve this issue by installing wireless charging pads within residential areas. Similar to a smartphone’s wireless charger, for charging to begin, the car would simply need to be stationary above the charging pad. The battery is then charged by an electromagnetic field.
Starting in mid-2020, Connected Kerb will deploy their wireless chargers in Greater London and Scotland. As electrification is supposed to lead to solving issues of sustainability, Connected Kerb also manufacture their chargers out of recycled material such as used vehicle tires and recycled plastic.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Chris Pateman-Jones, a chief executive at Connected Kerb, believes wireless car charging pads are the future of electric vehicle charging and that they will become the norm within a few years. He’s definitely correct in that the pads are more convenient than the plug-in stations, and the fact that the charging pads are made of recycled materials is also great, in light of the importance of sustainability nowadays. As the charging pads haven’t been released yet, it will be interesting to follow more updates from Connected Kerb to see how big of an impact they are able to have on people’s car charging convenience.