A Trojan Energy charger supplies power to your electric car in order to charge the battery.
The charger itself is embedded into the ground and lies flat and flush with the surface of the pavement. We give you a Lance to connect your car to the charger. Simply insert the Lance into the charger and connect your car with a cable to begin a charging session. Remove the Lance and cable when you're finished.
The maximum charging rate is 22kW. The 'real world' charging rate will actually depend upon a number of factors, mainly your vehicle's maximum charging rate.
With the Trojan HUB, which we install in partnership with councils, your charging rate may be affected by the number of cars connected simultaneously to the same street cabinet.
Our chargers are installed flat and flush in the pavement, with the technology and cables hidden underground. This means that no permanent street furniture at the pavement edge is required. The charger is only noticeable when a Lance is connected for a charging session.
This depends mainly on the power supply to your vehicle - either 7kW or 22kW - and the model of your car. The table opposite shows some examples.
The Trojan Energy charger is extremely robust, designed to operate in all conditions. Multiple layers of protection shield the live elements, and any substances which find their way into the underground structure are diverted into a chamber for safe disposal.
Almost certainly. Trojan Energy chargers are compatible with Type 1 and Type 2 connectors. Most new electric vehicles come with Type 2 connectors as standard for AC charging. To learn more about the different connectors available, visit Zap-Map's charging guide.
No. We work closely with electricity network operators to offer the most reliable operation for all users. This can include reducing the load to chargers during periods of peak demand.
No. The charging cable and Lance lock in place when you start your charging session. The only way to remove them is by unlocking your car.
We appreciate that any infrastructure in a public place has the potential to affect people, and we take our obligation to minimise any negative impact very seriously.
To further ensure public safety, all charge points must be at least:
No. Trojan Energy chargers illuminate to indicate a charging session in progress, but the lighting level is well below that of light pollution.
We always install chargers as close as possible to the kerbside edge of the pavement. This generally means around 400mm from the edge, but local authorities have their own rules so there can be some variation.
We design our chargers to withstand the rigours of life in the street. The charger is engineered to meet the same standards as manhole covers, so cars, vans and even trucks can drive over the charger without damaging it.
At Trojan Energy, increasing accessibility is a core mission. We engage with organisations such as Innovate UK and Disability Rights UK to create products that are fully accessible and easy to use by everyone.
The Lance is a portable device that connects a charging cable to the charger in the pavement. It means the pavement doesn’t need additional street furniture like pillars and poles, and the Lance can be easily stored in the house or car when not in use.