VolkerSmart Technologies worked in partnership with Franklin EV, for Oxford City Council, to increase the number of electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs) available throughout Oxfordshire.
As part of a phase one trial for Oxford City Council’s ‘Go Ultra Low Oxford’ Project, VolkerSmart Technologies installed on-street, standalone charging units, for residents with no access to a driveway. The team also installed domestic wallbox units, which are powered by each household’s consumer unit, securing them against electricity theft.
Keeping safety front-of-mind, an innovative, covered channel was developed to run a charging cable through the footway beside each unit, reducing trip hazards.
As part of the phase two upgrade and replacement project, the team collaborated with Franklin EV, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council, to deliver a new build-out solution to move EVCPs from the footway to the highway.
This project highlights the business’ capability to provide optimised solutions which meet individual client requirements, in a range of challenging locations.
Councillor Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford