Connection to Europe’s largest e-roaming network
Hubject and ubitricity announce their Europe-wide cooperation. ubitricity is known as a specialist for charging and billing systems and operates the second-largest charging network in Great Britain as a CPO (Charge Point Operator). With its business and IT platform, Hubject has developed into the largest international roaming network since 2012, giving EV drivers easy access to the charging stations of leading CPOs.
Charging of an electric vehicle is still a complex topic these days – especially when there is no access to a privately-owned charging station at home or the workplace. Therefore, ubitricity started to collaborate with partners to install over 2,200 charge points in 18 months. Now 16 of the 32 London boroughs, including councils such as Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham offer public on-street charging with ubitricity’s lamp post chargers.
The charge points of ubitricity are installed inside of street light poles, eliminating not only furniture clutter and the need for external components but also preserving the look and feel of the street. EV drivers can access the charge points with a standard charging cable via the “Pay As You Go” option. Now a new option will be added until the end of 2020, by allowing the use of eMobility Service provider apps more EV drivers will get direct access to the extensive charging network of ubitricity in the UK.
Lex Hartman, CEO of ubitricity stated: “This collaboration gives ubitricity a boost to accelerate what we have been working on: open protocols, open standard charging infrastructure, and access for all EV drivers. EV charging of the future will be much easier for every driver than refueling a car with a combustion engine. With Hubject, we can now make our charge points available to an even wider range of EV drivers. All you need is a smartphone and a standard cable.“
By cooperating with Hubject ubitricity expands the eMobility network and takes it to the next level – a broad public charging infrastructure with a connection to the largest eRoaming platform. This is especially relevant for the end customers because EV charging needs to become as simple as possible.
Christian Hahn, CEO of Hubject added: “eMobility is a global trend – therefore I believe in global solutions which help to reduce the complexity for EV drivers – or to better use, an old statement: think global – act local – also for EV charging”.
About ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH
ubitricity stems from “ubiquitous electricity” and it’s the company’s mission to provide “Electricity, for Everyone, Everywhere” through its range of intelligent solutions for charging and billing electric cars. ubitricity was established in 2008 in its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and is known for its retrofitted lamp post chargers. Internationally, ubitricity is one of the largest public EV charge point operators in the UK with over 2,000 on-street charge points. Besides the open standard charging infrastructure, directly accessible by everyone, ubitricity also brings the EV into the center of the value creation of charging and the flexibility potential of the EV battery, with the patented Mobile Metering system and the concept of digital smart grid management. The company has received investment from several strategic investors including Heinz Dürr Invest GmbH, EDF Deutschland GmbH, next47 GmbH (Siemens) und Honda Motor Company.
simplifies the charging of electric vehicles. Through its eRoaming platform, called intercharge, the eMobility specialist connects Charge Point Operators or CPOs and eMobility Service Providers or EMPs, thus providing standardised access to charging infrastructure regardless of any network. With over 250,000 connected charging points and more than 750 B2B partners across 43 countries and four continents, Hubject has established the world’s largest cross-provider charging network for electric vehicles by connecting CPO networks. In addition, Hubject is a trusted consulting partner in the eMobility market, advising automotive manufacturers, charging providers, and other EV-related businesses looking to launch eMobility services or implement Plug&Charge using ISO 15118. In essence, Hubject promotes eMobility and its advancement worldwide. Founded in 2012, Hubject is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, EnBW, Enel X, innogy, Siemens and the Volkswagen Group. Hubject’s headquarters is located in Berlin, with subsidiaries in Los Angeles and Shanghai. For more information on Hubject and its services, please visit hubject.com.