Mar 15, 2023 - 02:00 pm

Ubitricity scores its next UK contract

Kerbside charging specialist Ubitricity has won another contract in the UK. The West Suffolk Council wants the Shell-owned company to install 100 EV charge points across the county. West Suffolk says it is among the upper third of councils offering public charging in the UK.

The new appointment includes maintenance and installation. Under the deal, Ubitricity will install a new network of 5kW, 7kW, 50kW and 150kW chargers. Drivers can pay by debit or credit card or the Shell Recharge app.

West Suffolk Council says it will roll out a programme later this year confirming the locations for the charge points, which will be chosen for EV driver convenience and include town centres, leisure centres, country parks and car parks, so the council.

The deal is part of the council’s ‘EV Infrastructure Position Statement’. West Suffolk considers partnerships such as the one with Ubitricity key to this work. Figures published by the Department for Transport this January show that West Suffolk is already in the top 29 per cent of councils for public charging, both in number of devices and for spots per 100,000 residents.

Cllr Andy Drummond, Cabinet Member for Regulatory and Environment at West Suffolk Council, welcomed the collaboration with ubitricity that runs deeper. “I am delighted that the energy motorists are to be supplied from the same company that buys the energy we generate from our council-owned solar farm, and at competitive rates,” he said.

Toby Butler, Ubitricity’s UK Managing Director, added the West Suffolk council was delivering a blueprint for other local authorities to follow.

For Ubitricity, this is one of many cooperations with UK authorities. The company claims to now hosts a network of over 6,500 public charge points comprising lamppost, bollard, and fast and rapid charge point solutions. The company is based in Berlin and London and operates in other European countries such as Germany and France. Shell Group reportedly bought Ubitricity in 2021, then targeted installing 50,000 Ubitricity charging points in the UK by 2025 and tempting councils with a financing offer.


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