Ubitricity Ladelaterne Heinz. Foto: Ubitricity

Ubitricity charging lanterns: 200 “Heinzen” for Berlin

Ubitricity, the manufacturer and operator of charging solutions for electric vehicles and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shell Group, has won a public tender by the city of Berlin for at least 200 lantern charging stations in public spaces. The development will start in the second quarter in the districts of Steglitz-Zehlendorf and Marzahn-Hellersdorf. Ubitricity uses its “Heinz” charging point, which was developed specifically for the German market.

The installation of the first 200 lantern charging points is to start in the second quarter of 2022 in close cooperation with the Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Mobility, Consumer and Climate Protection. The implementation takes place within the framework of a “Clean Air” project funded by the federal government. Should the project extension already applied for by the state of Berlin be approved, up to 800 additional lantern charging points can be installed.

Successful model in Great Britain

With the installation of lantern charging points in Berlin, Ubitricity is transferring the successful lantern shop model from Great Britain to Germany, taking local guidelines into account. Charging stations on street lamps use the existing infrastructure and enable city dwellers without a private parking space (in Berlin around 60%) everyday access to electromobility right outside their front door.

The “Heinz” charging point, which ebee Smart Technologies and ubitricity developed together on the EUREF campus, is mounted on the street lamp without further surface sealing of the sidewalk. With a charging capacity of 3.7 kW, it offers optimal conditions for charging urban residents according to the usual parking times. Ubitricity thus follows the everyday habits of drivers and enables charging points to be set up quickly and inexpensively close to home, taking into account existing network capacities.

All lantern charging points are supplied exclusively with electricity from renewable energies by Shell Energy Retail GmbH. At the Ubitricity lantern charging points, residents have the option of charging with their usual tariffs from their Mobility Service Provider (MSP), such as Shell Recharge, or via ad hoc access using a QR code. The latter works without registration or ongoing membership. Only a standard charging cable with type 2 plug is required for both variants. www.ubitricity.com

29.03.2022   |  

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