Ubitricity has won a tender from the French municipal association Le Havre Seine for 534 public AC and DC charging points at 172 locations across Normandy. The installation of the first chargers will start in summer, with the rest expected to be in place by the end of 2024.
This summer Ubitricity will install 22 kW AC chargers. By the end of 2024, some 478 AC charge points will have been installed. The Shell subsidiary will also operate 56 fast charging points, each with a capacity of up to 150 kW.
Ubitricity says it will conduct the search for the right locations in close coordination with the local authorities. The newly integrated charging points are to be possible via common roaming apps such as Shell Recharge. All 534 charging points are to be powered exclusively by electricity from renewable sources.
Daniel Kunkel, CEO of Ubitricity said: “We are pleased to be part of the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure in the Normandy region. By combining ubitricity’s experience advising cities on EV charging with the strengths of the Shell’s e-mobility offerings, we can offer more solutions that enable more drivers switch to EVs. That’s why we plan to collaborate further with cities in France and across Europe in their transition to e-mobility.”
Just last month, Ubitricity won a another public tender from the city of Berlin. The installation of the first 200 lamppost charging points is to begin in the second quarter of this year with Ubitricity Heinz chargingpoints. Ubitricity launched the device adapted to German regulations on the local market in October last year. It was developed in cooperation with the hardware manufacturer Ebee, which belongs to the Bender Group.
Ubitricity started with its first pilot project in its hometown of Berlin in 2014, installing charging points into street lamp posts and expanded to London in 2017. In the meantime, the charging infrastructure company is wholly owned by Shell and has charging points throughout Europe and the UK.
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