British electric vehicle charging infrastructure firm Connected Kerb has revealed its new and ultra-compact bollard-style Chameleon charger designed for on-street public charging.

Connected Kerb says the Chameleon is one of the lowest impact and smallest dual charger on the market. The unit stands under one metre tall and most of the key components of the modular charging unit are located underground, which Connected Kerb claims both reduces the space it takes up on a pavement and allows for charging infrastructure to be put in place ahead of time.

The Chameleon can charge two vehicles simultaneously at 7kWh or 22kWh. Its low height means it is not subject to planning permission in the UK, and Connected Kerb says it is also accessible for wheelchair users.

The unit supports technologies such as 5G connectivity, IoT and air quality sensors. Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, says, “We’re committed to facilitating the widespread transition to electric vehicles for users who cannot charge their vehicle at home. Our latest charger design – the Chameleon – is a real game-changer in the EV infrastructure market. To pack so much technology into a small post with a dual socket is no mean feat and the solution is a credit to the product & innovation of the Connected Kerb team.”