Working in collaboration with Trojan Energy, VolkerSmart Technologies delivered phase one of electric vehicle (EV) charge points along residential roads in Barnet.
The EV chargers are a new design which sits flat and flush within the footway. This leaves footways entirely clear and fully accessible to other pavement users, when not in use. This is essential for wheelchair users, those pushing buggies or pedestrians with a visual impairment, as it significantly reduces collision hazards.
To support with the installation, VolkerSmart Technologies provided early contractor engagement with the client to develop a bespoke ‘jig’. This has created a more efficient and safer installation process.
Throughout the project, the business worked closely with local residents to limit parking issues and adjust some site setups to minimise disruption. Upon completion and the chargers going live, residents now have the same opportunity to charge their vehicles as those with off-street parking.
Ian Mackenzie, CEO for Trojan Energy