The UEone (patents pending) from Urban Electric is an app-operated, pop-up EV charge point for residential streets that retracts underground when not in use, minimising the impact on the urban environment to leave roads free of street clutter. Urban Electric Networks Ltd is a British electric vehicle charging technology start-up formed in London in June 2017 by Olivier Freeling-Wilkinson and Keith Johnston. Chosen by Climate-KIC, Europe's climate innovation agency, as one of six startups for their 2018 programme and supported by Imperial College London, Oli and Keith believe that electric vehicle charging should impact positively on urban spaces. For more information see the IDTechEx report on electric vehicles.
- Provides certain, convenient and affordable EV charging
- Charges at up to 5.8kW, sufficient for a full tank in the morning
- Utilises the same SmartCable as ubitricity lamp posts
- No 'EV Only' bays required, so no restrictions on parking
- Supply and installation free of charge to local authorities
- Minimum 20 UEone pop-up charge points installed per street
- Cost to residents approximately half that of fuelling an equivalent diesel car
Source and images: Urban Electric
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