Oxford’s Local Authority Trading Company (LATCO) has won a grant to collaborate with Oxfordshire County Council to develop a device allowing households without off-street parking to charge EVs at home.
TransportandEnergy.com reports the charging solution for the 30-40% of residents without off-street parking comes through a cable gullies solution, which provides and safe channel for charging cables to extend from homes to roadside, without causing a trip hazard to the public or adding to street clutter.
Connecting to a household’s own electricity supply means charging is cheaper and more convenient than using an on-street charge point, and residents with solar panels can charge their EVs directly from their own renewable energy supply.
The £160,000 funding has been awarded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body which supports businesses to develop new ideas which drive productivity and economic growth.
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