The Problem:In the developed world, approximately 30% of households do not have access to dedicated off-street parking. For these would-be EV adopters, the challenge of charging electric vehicles conveniently and affordably is a major barrier to adoption. Overnight on-street charging is not only sympathetic to renewable electricity production and associated grid constraints but would enable households without dedicated parking to enjoy the same benefits as motorists who do have off-street parking.
The Solution:Kerb-e leverages the humble kerb to create a charging solution that is cheaper to manufacture and install, more economical to operate, and deployable in every on-street location regardless of buried utility congestion and pavement space. Our charger is the only on-street solution that has both the practical and economic attributes to be installed at scale.
The Differentiator:True scalability. Where our competitors have focused on addressing the needs of one particular stakeholder (at the expense of the rest), Kerb-e looks to satisfy all stakeholders by providing a charger that scores highly across all key metrics. Crucially, our charger is sympathetic to the congested subsurface where pipes, cables and ducts make current solutions unfeasible in most urban areas.
Biggest Achievement:Despite our limited resources we have been recognised by Cofinitive in their #21toWatch awards, beating hundreds of fantastic startups in the innovation category. Recently, we secured grants in Detroit and a Washington DC suburb to trial our solution which is testament to our product and vision. Existing utility firms and government geospatial scientists have praised our awareness of buried utility concerns as urban environments face increased infrastructure pressures.