Citroën and ubitricity collaborate to make e-mobility more accessible for Europe’s urban citizens

21. September 2022Press releases
Citroën and ubitricity collaborate to make e-mobility more accessible for Europe’s urban citizens
  • Citroën and ubitricity start their partnership with the Citroën AMI launch in the UK, providing first AMI buyers free access to ubitricity EV chargers for 3 months
  • Drivers can charge easily at over 5,500 ubitricity EV chargers across greater London and the UK with plans to expand to further cities in UK and Europe

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Paris (FR) and Berlin (DE), September 21, 2022: Citroën and ubitricity, a Member of the Shell Group, have signed a cooperation agreement to make e-mobility more accessible for drivers in European cities. The collaboration aims to encourage drivers to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) and help more cities to offer on-street EV charging to their residents. The aim is to bring awareness to alternative mobility options that support the energy transition by cooperating with innovative solution providers to offer a full-service package for drivers as well as local authorities.

Starting in London, the collaboration will help buyers of Citroën’s AMI to recharge at on-street parking when it launches in September 2022. Drivers who purchase a new Citroën AMI will receive free charging for 3 months at ubitricity’s EV charging network of over 5,500 lamp post EV chargers across the greater London area and a growing list of other UK locations. To start a free charging session, AMI drivers can activate their discount with an individual code in the Shell Recharge app.

In Europe, the collaboration will focus on enabling the switch to EVs through more lamp post chargers in more cities. EV chargers from ubitricity are becoming available in a growing number of markets across Europe for Citroën’s growing EV fleet, and the partnership will aim to accelerate this growth further. Using the existing infrastructure such as streetlights offers a quick and easy way for urban areas to roll-out a dense charging network without long planning phases. On-street EV charging options make it possible for drivers who don’t have a private driveway or garage for a wallbox to consider getting an EV. As on-street EV charging is just as convenient – for example over night when cars are parked for a long time anyway – as home charging.  

Apart from the collaboration, there are two options available to use the ubitricity charging network: One either scans a QR code attached to the charge point with a smartphone and follows a few instructions on ubitricity’s direct access webpage – no subscription or app needed, fast ad-hoc access. Or via the help of any mobility service provider apps such as Shell Recharge which offers additional features to keep an overview of all charging sessions and a monthly payment plan.  

Daniel Kunkel, CEO of ubitricity, said: “The visions of Citroën’s AMI and ubitricity’s lamp post charge points align neatly – they are minimalistic, space-saving and simple, with a low footprint, mindful of resources and affordable for everyone. In many of Europe’s cities, space is at a premium and for EV drivers without private parking, ubitricity’s lamp post charging solution offers convenient and affordable access to on-street charging right at their doorstep.”

Laurent Barria, Director of Marketing and Communications Citroën, said: “We are very happy to be partnering with ubitricity on this venture. AMI offers a comprehensive solution for urban mobility, our aim is to make freedom of movement easier and suited to the greatest number of people.”

Eurig Druce, Managing Director at Citroën UK, said: “With this partnership, we wish to provide our UK buyers with a hassle-free, affordable solution to charge their AMI. This is in line with Citroën’s philosophy of providing electric vehicles with a customer-centric approach where the notion of care is very present.”

Further details on joint projects within the partnership will be communicated on ubitricity’s and Citroën’s channels in the months ahead.

Citroën et ubitricity collaborent pour rendre l’e-mobilité plus accessible aux citadins d’europe

  • Citroën et ubitricity inaugurent leur partenariat avec le lancement de Citroën Ami au Royaume-Uni, en fournissant aux premiers acheteurs d’Ami un accès gratuit aux chargeurs pour VE d’ubitricity pendant 3 mois 
  • Les conducteurs peuvent recharger facilement à plus de 5 500 chargeurs à travers le Grand Londres et le Royaume Uni, et il est prévu d’étendre l’initiative à d’autres villes du Royaume-Uni et d’Europe

Paris (FR) et Berlin (DE), le 21 septembre 2022 : Citroën et ubitricity, Membre du groupe Shell, ont signé un accord de coopération pour rendre l’e-mobilité plus accessible aux conducteurs dans les villes européennes. Cette collaboration a pour but d’encourager les conducteurs à passer aux véhicules électriques (VE) et d’aider davantage de villes à rendre possible les recharges VE à leurs résidents dans la rue. L’objectif est de faire connaître les options de mobilité alternatives qui soutiennent la transition énergétique en coopération avec des fournisseurs de solutions innovantes, afin d’offrir un ensemble de services complets aux conducteurs ainsi qu’aux autorités locales.

Démarrant à Londres, cette collaboration permettra aux acheteurs de Citroën Ami de recharger leur véhicule sur les stationnements dans la rue lors de son lancement en septembre 2022. Les conducteurs qui achètent une nouvelle Citroën Ami bénéficieront de recharges gratuites pendant 3 mois sur le réseau d’ubitricity pour VE, qui compte plus de 5 500 chargeurs sur lampadaires dans le Grand Londres et dans un nombre croissant d’autres lieux au Royaume-Uni. Pour lancer une session de recharge gratuite, les conducteurs d’Ami pourront activer leur remise avec un code individuel dans l’application Shell Recharge. 

En Europe, la collaboration visera à faciliter le passage aux véhicules électriques en installant davantage de chargeurs sur les lampadaires dans un plus grand nombre de villes. Les chargeurs d’ubitricity sont en train de devenir disponibles sur un nombre croissant de marchés en Europe pour la flotte de véhicules électriques de Citroën qui est en pleine expansion, et le partenariat a vocation à accélérer encore cet essor. L’utilisation de l’infrastructure existante, comme les lampadaires, offre aux zones urbaines un moyen rapide et facile de déployer un réseau de recharge dense sans longues phases de planification. Les options de recharge de VE dans la rue permettent aux conducteurs qui ne disposent pas d’une allée privée ou d’un garage pour installer une wallbox, d’envisager d’acquérir un VE. La recharge des VE dans la rue est tout aussi pratique — par exemple la nuit, lorsque les voitures sont de toute façon garées pour une longue période — que la recharge à domicile.

En dehors de cette collaboration, il existe deux options pour utiliser le réseau de recharge ubitricity : Il suffit de scanner un code QR apposé sur le point de charge avec un smartphone et de suivre quelques instructions sur la page web d’accès direct d’ubitricity – pas besoin d’abonnement ou d’application, l’accès est rapide et ponctuel. Deuxième possibilité, l’utilisateur peut passer par une application d’un fournisseur de services de mobilité, telle que Shell Recharge, qui offre des fonctions supplémentaires permettant de garder une vue d’ensemble de toutes les sessions de recharge et de visualiser son échéancier de paiement mensuel.  

Daniel Kunkel, Directeur Général d’ubitricity, a déclaré : « Les visions de Citroën Ami et des points de recharge sur lampadaire d’ubitricity s’accordent parfaitement : elles sont minimalistes, peu encombrantes et simples, avec une faible empreinte, respectueuses des ressources et abordables pour tous. Dans de nombreuses villes européennes, l’espace est compté et pour les conducteurs de VE qui n’ont pas de parking privé, la solution de recharge sur lampadaire d’ubitricity offre un accès pratique et abordable à la recharge dans la rue, juste devant leur porte. »

Laurent Barria, Directeur Marketing et Communication Citroën, a ajouté : « Nous sommes très heureux de nous associer à ubitricity dans cette aventure. Ami offre une solution complète pour la mobilité urbaine, et notre objectif est de faciliter la liberté de mouvement et de l’adapter aux besoins du plus grand nombre de personnes ».

Eurig Druce, Directeur Général de Citroën UK, a expliqué leur approche : « Grâce à ce partenariat, nous souhaitons fournir à nos acheteurs britanniques une solution sans soucis et abordable pour charger leur Ami. Cela s’inscrit dans la philosophie de Citroën qui consiste à fournir des véhicules électriques avec une approche centrée sur le client, où la notion de soin est très présente. »

Plus de détails sur les projets communs dans le cadre du partenariat seront communiqués sur les réseaux d’ubitricity et de Citroën dans les mois à venir. 

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Press Contacts:

ubitricity:
Nicole Anhoff-Rosin
press@ubitricity.com
+49 175 4250715

Citroën:
Shaneez Sudoollah
shaneez.sudoollah@citroen.com
+33 6 70 90 30 19

John Handcock
john.handcock@citroen.com
+44 7 81 01 80 249

About ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH: ubitricity is a member of the Shell Group. The name stems from “ubiquitous electricity” and it’s the company’s mission to provide “Electricity, for Everyone, Everywhere” through its range of innovative solutions for charging electric cars. ubitricity is well-known for running the UK’s largest public charging network with its compact and robust retrofitted lamp post EV charge points. Since October 2021, ubitricity is also offering a fully standard-compliant EV lamp post charge point for the German market. As market regulations and demand differ from country to country there is also a France-specific version of the lamp post charge point in development. www.ubitricity.com

About Citroën: Since 1919, Citroën has created automobiles, technologies and mobility solutions to respond to evolutions in society. Being an audacious and innovative brand, Citroën places serenity and well-being at the heart of its customer experience and offers a wide range of models, from the unique AMI, an electric mobility object designed for the city, to sedans, SUVs and commercial vehicles, most of them available with electric or plug-in hybrid powertrains. A pioneer brand in services and the attention paid to its individual and professional customers, Citroën is present in 101 countries with a network of 6200 points of sale and services around the world. https://int-media.citroen.com

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