StressCrete introduces an EV charging station embedded inside concrete pole

StressCrete Group, manufacturers of spun concrete poles and light fixtures operating across North America, launched a concealed Level II Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station built into StressCrete’s popular Alexander pole. Called VoltLock, it provides a discrete and convenient way for EV owners to charge their cars. As the charging station is encased in a concrete pole, it has even more protection against tampering, helping consumers access a consistent and reliable EV charging source for their cars, while saving cities and communities on maintenance costs each year.

The VoltLock is designed with communities in mind and is compatible with various EVSE suppliers to meet consumer’s specific needs.

FLO, a leading North American EV charging network operator and supplier of smart charging solutions, has been chosen by StressCrete Group as the inaugural charging equipment supplier for the VoltLock.

Benefits of the VoltLock Concealed Level II EVSE Pole:

  • Cavities within the base of the pole conceal the EV supply equipment, providing a safe, tamper-resistant solution.
  • Offers a clean aesthetic look that blends into the streetscape as all wires and equipment are concealed within the pole.
  • Faster and easier installation as the charging station utilises existing streetlighting infrastructure, saving communities both time and resources.
  • The FLO Level II EVSE is a charging option that is accessible by all EV owners, no matter the make or model.
  • Convenient charging option for neighbourhoods with street parking as the only parking option.
  • Designed to combine with FLO SmartTWO charging station, which contains an industry-leading, patented locking mechanism to protect the connector and store it safely off the ground.

After significant development and testing, the VoltLock EVSE is now available throughout North America.

An EV user taps into the VoltLock charging station

Luke van Vliet, Chief Growth Officer of StressCrete Group, said, “StressCrete Group is always looking for new ways to integrate technology into our infrastructure products. We are excited to introduce the VoltLock, a new solution that will help communities scale up their green infrastructure by utilising their existing streetlighting network.”

Brookes Shean, General Manager, USA East and Central Canada at FLO, said, “The VoltLock offers multiple opportunities for communities to expand EV charging infrastructure, even in demanding environments, while providing an excellent protection against many types of tampering. When combined with the patented locking mechanism in FLO’s SmartTWO charging station, this robust solution is perfect for communities looking to increase EV adoption.”

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