The project is intended to demonstrate how public access to EV charging can drive up EV ownership amongst the 50 per cent of New York City (NYC) residents who park their cars on the street.

It forms part of the DOT Studio - a collaboration between the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and Newlab, focused on applying emerging technologies to advance planning, policy, operations and real-time management of transportation across New York City in line with the city’s Vision Zero and sustainability goals.

The findings from the pilot will inform wider EV charging rollouts across New York City, helping to realise its goal of installing 10,000 kerbside chargers by 2030 and electrifying 20 per cent of municipal parking bays by 2025.

Connected Kerb was selected for the project in June 2022 on account of the flexibility of its charger infrastructure, which is often integrated into street furniture such as bollards, as well as the capability to...