Electric vehicle (EV) charge point specialist Connected Kerb and EV tyre developer ENSO, announced strategic partnership at CoMotion LA 2019. ENSO will supply end-of-life tyres to be recycled into Connected Kerb’s EV smart charging stations, accelerating the two companies’ market leading environmental initiatives.
The partnership sees two award winning companies collaborating to bring increased circularity to electric mobility, creating durable, low visual and environmentally friendly smart city infrastructure.
“The movement to adopt electric mobility solutions is driven by the recognition of our impact on the environment. With that in mind, it seems clear to us that EV charging infrastructure should be long life and low environmental impact. Minimising our environmental impact has been a core focus for us during our development to date and we are delighted to partner with ENSO to further enhance the environmental nature of our EV charging infrastructure,” said Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb.
“Our cooperation with Connected Kerb allows ENSO to demonstrate its vision of making tyres more efficient, more durable and more sustainable. Today over 2 billion tyres are wasted each year, with most of them burnt for energy, creating enormous CO2 emissions, or ending up in landfill. Remaking end-of-life tyres into EV charging infrastructure helps ENSO avoid this growing waste issue, keeping in line with our circular approach to tyres,” said Gunnlaugur Erlendsson, CEO of ENSO.
ENSO is developing better tyres for electric vehicles, delivering cleaner mobility. ENSO’s focus is on producing more energy efficient tyres to extend EV range and improving durability to reduce tyre emissions and ocean microplastic pollution. Connected Kerb is a smart cities solution that includes electric vehicle charging, IoT sensors and ultra-fast Wi-Fi and 5G; with a vision to make EV charging accessible for all. ENSO and Connected Kerb are part of the UK Delegation to CoMotion LA and AutoMobility LA, which is supported by the UK Department of International Trade and the British Consulate General in Los Angeles.