Voltpost presents curbside charging solution in the USA

US-American lamppost EV charging company Voltpost announced the commercial availability of an innovative curbside EV charging solution.

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The next step for the New York-based company is developing and deploying EV charging projects in major US metro areas, including its native New York, Chicago and Detroit, among others, this spring. Voltpost retrofits lampposts into a modular and upgradable Level 2 EV charging platform powered by a mobile app. Voltpost advertises a short installation time for the charging infrastructure, which only takes one to two hours, as well as lower maintenance needs.

The charging posts themselves are built for either 2 or 4 charging ports and feature a 20-foot-long cable “for convenient access to any part of the vehicle.” A “pulsing light which routes the cable at a 90˚ angle to the car socket” is to help ensure that pedestrians and other traffic participants can see the cable and act as a safety component. A modular design “maximizes uptime, reduces operating and maintenance costs and supports smart city services.”

“Voltpost is striving to make EV chargers as common as the traditional lamppost. We are empowering people with convenient and affordable charging access that fits into the fabric of the built environment,” said Jeff Prosserman, Co-Founder and CEO of Voltpost. “As we bring our differentiated curbside and parking lot charging solution to market, we are confident that Voltpost will build more sustainable and resilient communities by decarbonizing mobility.”

“Many people hesitate to buy an EV due to range anxiety and lack of charging options—imagine what that’s like for people living in cities in multi-unit dwellings and no dedicated parking,” added Voltpost advisor Laura Fox, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Streetlife Ventures and former General Manager of Citi Bike.

Voltpost first made headlines in 2022, with the announcement that it was aiming to build 10,000 on-street charging stations by 2030. The project was picked up as a demonstrator by the New York City Department of Transportation. The results of the test-phase were addressed in the press release: “Voltpost installed chargers on lampposts at Newlab and in a DOT parking lot, gaining insights into cost-effective and efficient deployment strategies and informing the commercial launch. Voltpost’s chargers were quickly installed in one hour, operated with the highest uptime of any service in the pilot program and elicited positive feedback from New York drivers.”



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