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London is getting slick EV chargers that vanish when not in use

A first-of-its-kind EV charging system that sits flush within the pavement is being installed in London.

The “flat and flush” charge points require no permanent raised street furniture at the pavement edge, which means they don’t take up any space when not in use. The chargers then pop up when a user plugs a cable in.

Scottish startup Trojan Energy designed the tech to provide on-street charging to people who can’t charge at home. The team sought input from Disability Rights UK to ensure the system is safe for all street users.

Credit: Trojan Energy