On August 13, 2018, New York City’s Mayor de Blasio has announced ubitricity as the winner of the “NYCx Climate Action Challenge”.
With the objective of finding sustainable solutions for the EV charging infrastructure, the City of New York had called for technology companies to present solutions that address amongst other topics the roll-out of electric mobility while supporting the management of the local electric grid.
ubitricity were able to convince with their solution to retrofit existing street lights with charge points for electric vehicles; a first test installation had already been completed in June.
“Ubitricity’s innovative solution will be instrumental in helping the City’s achieve its climate action goal while simplifying the needs of electric vehicle users and future adopters”, said Jeremy M. Goldberg, Deputy CTO, NYCx, Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer.
“We at ubitricity are thrilled and proud to have won the NYCx Climate Action Challenge”, said Knut Hechtfischer, founder of ubitricity. “New York City’s decision to set an example will contribute greatly to the global mobility transition. To make electric mobility possible, charging infrastructure has to become available everywhere and easy to access. Retrofitting streetlights makes this possible.”