28 Oct '11, 4pm

Charging station firm secures patent for Elektrobay

Verifying Elektromotive , a UK-based firm that designs and manufactures electric vehicle charging stations , has been granted a patent for its Elektrobay charging station. Introduced in 2006, the Elektrobay was the first public charging station installed in the UK on the streets of Westminster in London. The firm says its design and safe, secure usability has provided a viable solution to charging electric vehicles between journeys and has since been adopted across the UK and worldwide at over 2,000 sites. The patent protects the design of the controller. This controls the user’s access and activation of the charging station via a wireless key fob and safely initiates the charging process when the secure, weatherproof door at the front of the unit is closed over the inserted plug. The wireless key fob system was adopted to store personal user details, enabling them to acce...

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