i54: Pop up pavement chargers

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To keep pavements clear for access (especially important for encouraging walking, disabled access, prams etc) pop up chargers such as these https://www.trojanenergyltd.com/media-room/first-of-a-kind-trojan-energy-chargepoints-go-live-in-bre... could be installed.


Given that pavement access is already a problem in my area, something like this that sits flush with the ground when not in use could provide a charge solution for those without private parking without the pavement access issues

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I am not an expert on this (so would appreciate any input if anyone knows more!) but understand they are slower and designed for overnight charging. I think the ones installed in Oxford were 7kW. Whilst the slower speed is a drawback, given that more of these could potentially be installed along the kerbside it may be that the availability/access issue is reduced so that longer charge times overnight are not as problematic

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What is their speed of charging?

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Good idea. Do these pop up chargers have the same charging speed as other charges? The fast chargers, which can charge a car in less than an hour, are very large. So I wonder if these are too small to be fast charging, and might be very slow charging.

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