New Rolec solution integrates EV charging with street lighting
Rolec EV has teamed up with street lighting specialists BEI Lighting and Fabrikat to offer an energy-efficient street light combined with a Mode 3 EV fast charging point.
Targeted for both new and existing car parking and street parking environments, the new solution is said to be the first product of its kind to offer integrated EV charging facilities from within a traditional-style street light.
The EV: StreetCharge is offered in free-to-use and keyswitch controlled versions or it can utilise Rolec’s EV Charge Online network management system, which enables drivers to operate and pay for their EV charging via their mobile phone, tablet or in-car connectivity.
Kieron Alsop, Rolec’s managing director, commented: “We are delighted to be adding EV: StreetCharge to our already extensive portfolio of EV charging products, especially our public facing EV charging range which has been expanded and strengthened upon during 2016.
“Our collaboration with BEI Lighting and Fabrikat has enabled us to design the street light EV charging solution the industry wanted. It is the first of its kind to house the entire EV charging point within the traditional aesthetics of a street light’s hard wearing shell. EV: StreetCharge units will be finished in bright green, so EV drivers can quickly and easily locate a street light containing a built-in EV charging point.”