After the "intelligent" street lamps with a charging jack for electric cars, the city of London proposes a new idea of integration between the urban environment and the refueling infrastructure, which aspect will be of fundamental importance when not all drivers in the United Kingdom can Buy vehicles with internal combustion engines United Kingdom: Stop selling diesel, gasoline and hybrids since 2040.
As reported AutoExpress, the British company Curb connected Perfectly designed and installed its first car loading system in London integrated with urban furniture. This is a discrete position, placed almost flush with the road, with a plug capable of recharging an electric vehicle, offering a maximum power between 3 kW and me 7 kW. Insufficient 100% charge an electric car in non-biblical times, but it is certainly useful to "overcome" (for example, taxi drivers could explode during small breaks between one client and another).
Installed at Borough Road (South London) under the sponsorship of The Southwalk Council and the financing of Virgin Media e National chain, this "invisible" column is made of recycled materials and is equipped – as is the case with the "intelligent" light poles installed recently in Verona, Wi-Fi zone is of Traffic sensors and weather control. Some questions remain in place Satin floor positioning of the output, which will force the drivers to bend to insert the charging cable (see the image above the height different from the "filling" compared to a classic column).
Curb connected, which in 2018 won the Prize for Urban Innovation conferred polo Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, will have the support of the administration of the British capital, which currently works with companies in the sector to build a capillary cargo network, taking into account the increasingly strict limits for the movement of non-electric vehicles.